The Label Industry participants for PrintPack 2019

2019-01-14 By Priyanka Rathi Verma, New Delhi

Part3: VINSAK India


Association of Label Printers and Suppliers members are all geared up to participate in the ‘Label Zone’ at PrintPack India 2019 in hall no. 3. To take you through their preparations and what can be expected during PrintPack India 2019 in the Label hall and at their specific booths. Association of Label Printers and Suppliers (ALPS) is running an exclusive coverage of its participating members.


Part 3 of this initiative covers VINSAK India Pvt. Ltd.,

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ALPS in association with Avery Dennison announces "World Label Day"

2019-01-13 By Releases, New Delhi

In a milestone event, Association of Label Printers & Suppliers (ALPS) and Avery Dennison to come together and announce "World Label Day" on 3rd February 2019, to year-mark an extra ordinary milestone for the label Industry.


Gururaj Ballarwad, president ALPS says, “Only name that comes to our minds when we think of Pressure sensitive Labels, R. Stanton Avery, famously known as THE STICKER MAN. His name synonym to the word “innovation and leadership” as he pioneered the self-adhesive labeling technology and open gates to new avenues

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Uflex Sweeps Away Seven Titles for Packaging Excellence at SIES SOP STAR AWARDS 2018

2019-01-09 By Releases, Noida

Uflex was recognized with seven awards at the recently concluded SIES SOP STAR AWARDS 2018 for packaging innovation and product development. In its endeavor to support and encourage the packaging sector, The SIES School of Packaging announced the awards for excellence in packaging with emphasis on Innovation, Creativity, Development and New Concepts.

The eminent jury members followed a strict judging criteria based on innovation & creativity, graphic design & improved aesthetics, user friendliness & new developments, thus recognizing the R&D efforts of Uflex in dev

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The Label Industry participants for PrintPack 2019

2019-01-11 By Priyanka RathiVerma, New Delhi

Part2: Kiran Consultants Pvt. Ltd. Noida

Association of Label Printers and Suppliers members are all geared up to participate in the

‘Label Zone’ at PrintPack India 2019 in hall no. 3. To take you through their preparations and what can be expected during PrintPack India 2019 in the Label hall and at their specific booths. Association of Label Printers and Suppliers (ALPS) is running an exclusive coverage of its participating members.


Kiran Consultants (Flexibiz ERP) have

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The Label Industry participants for PrintPack 2019

2019-01-10 By Priyanka Rathi Verma, New Delhi

Part1: Flexo Image Graphics Delhi

Association of Label Printers and Suppliers members are all geared up to participate in the ‘Label Zone’ at PrintPack India 2019 in hall no. 3. To take you through their preparations and what can be expected during PrintPack India 2019 in the Label hall and at their specific booths. Association of Label Printers and Suppliers (ALPS) is running an exclusive coverage of its participating members.


Flexo Image Graphics, Delhi is the members of the Association o

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Few days are left for the curtain to rise – PRINTPACK INDIA 2019

2019-01-06 By Releases, New Delhi

Count down for PRINTPACK INDIA 2019 is fast zeroing in. Only few days are left for the curtain to rise. IPAMA gratefully acknowledges Industry’s overwhelming response, as the exhibition space earmarked for the exhibition has been completely sold out two months before the show. Forthcoming PRINTPACK INDIA will 47% bigger than the last edition, Net 24,500 Sq. mtr has already booked by 505 participants. Major players have already confirmed their participation and started their planning to take the maximum advantage of this Mega Event.

Outcome of exhibition depends on vi

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"Expect More from Labelexpo India 2020"

2019-01-06 By Abhishek Patwa, New Delhi

In conversation with Jade Grace, Portfolio Director, Labelexpo Global Series


Labelexpo India is the largest event for the label and package printing industry in South Asia. Many printers and converters visit the show to  learn about global label trends and technologies. They witness live demonstrations of the latest machinery and materials.

The show’s 6th edition took place at India Expo Centre & Mart in Greater Noida from 22 to 25 November 2018, and  recorded a total of 9851 visitors from 55 countrie

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Reifenhäuser India; 25 years and Counting….!

2019-01-06 By Abhishek Patwa, Mumbai

Reifenhäuser(India)Marketing Ltd. (RIML) represents some of the world’s leading brands in Plastics Extrusion, Flexible Packaging, Converting, Injection Molding and Labels solutions. Headed by Mr. Manish Mehta, the company has grown and provided some very interesting and innovative solutions to some of India’s leading converters every year.Recently, the company has completed 25 years and in an interview with Labels Flexibles and More Manish Mehta reveals his success mantra.



Technology First


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Taurus Packaging plans to diversify into Labels

2019-01-06 By Abhishek Patwa, New Delhi

Established in 1995, Taurus Packaging is the leading manufacturer of PVC, OPS, PETG, PLA shrink sleeve labels, BOPP wrap-on labels, polyethylene stretch sleeve labels, flexible packaging laminates, printed collation shrink film and multilayer printed bags and pouches.


With an aim of giving value addition to their product the company bought their first CI Flexo in 2006 and later added few rotogravure machines in their production line. Speaking to Labels Flexibles & More director of the company Mr.Chetan Jain revealed their expansion plans. 

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The advanced 4.0 smart control system from Shavo

2019-01-06 By Associate Editor, New Delhi

Originally operating as a division of Shavo Norgren India Pvt. Ltd., Shavo Technologies was formed as a separate entity in 1996 representing international companies in variety of sectors. Later in 2007, Meech Shavotech Pvt.Ltd. was Incorporated with a joint venture between the British company Meech International.


Meech Shavotech product profile essentially consists of cleaning system and static eliminators used for narrow web and wide-web production printing. The wide range of electrostatic products that provide anti-static and ESD protection and measurement, stat

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Marks Print upgrades to Flexo

2019-01-06 By Abhishek Patwa, New Delhi

Incepted in the year 2007, Marks Print (Indore) have evolved as Label solution providers with in-depth know how of Packaging Label Printing Industry. Their products meet international quality standards that is manufactured through latest machinery and advanced technology. In conversation with Labels Flexibles & More, Dhirendra Rawat, Director of the company shares the insight plans of the company.


He says, “Originally as offset printers, we are a 10-year-old company. We plan to shift our focus and entered into label segment in a big way. For the

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KONICA Minolta poised to gain grounds in INDIA

2019-01-06 By Abhishek Patwa, New Delhi

Konica Minolta Business Solutions India Private Limited is a subsidiary of the Konica Minolta Business Technologies Inc., Japan – a core company of the Konica Minolta Group and being pioneers of different technologies. Their products available in the market are under the name of bizhub PRESS.

As a world leader in print technology industry, the company is acknowledged in the market for pioneering several technologies and for the environment friendly approach that it implies in its works. Konica Minolta Business Solutions India Pvt. Ltd. is also engaged in offering off

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PAMEX to host World Print & Communication Forum’s meet and Conference

2018-12-24 By Releases, New Delhi

Pamex, the International Exhibition on Printing & Allied Machinery Industries, is happening at Mumbai from 6-9 January 2020 at BEC, Mumbai. The Show, organised by All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP) in association with (P) Ltd., is proud and honoured to host WPCF board meeting and the ‘Print Matters for the Future’ conference, concurrently with the event.


The World Print & Communication Forum is a collaborative platform for the world’s major transnational and national printing to work together to promote th

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UPM Solutions that meets Sustainability Needs

2018-12-01 By Associate Editor, New Delhi


A global supplier of pressure sensitive label materials, UPM Raflatac serve label printers, converters and other packaging professionals throughout the world. Recently, the company exhibited is its new sustainable range of solution in LabelExpo India 2018, in New Delhi.

RafBio PE 85 – A plant-based PE film for home and personal care applications

A film made from sugarcane ethanol, RafBio film, a sustainable alternative to standard PE film, is part of our RafBio family of bio-based labelling solutions. It is made fr

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Efficient Software Solutions from KODAK

2018-12-01 By Associate Editor, New Delhi

In LabelExpo India 2018, KODAK display different efficient pre-press software solutions that gives competitive edge and increases productivity.



Compatible with CREO servers, EFI Fiery, and HP the KODAK PRINERGY Workflow delivers the broadest range of digital connectivity. It is a powerhouse in the industry where over 100,000 artwork files and pages can be processed daily.


Subhrajit Roy, National Business Manager – India Cluster Software & Solutions Division, sa

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Ecofriendly Water-washable Cosmolight®, Printight® Printing Plates from Toyobo

2018-12-01 By Abhishek Patwa, New Delhi

Founded in 1882, Toyobo began its business in spinning and textile industry. Adapting the changing needs, the company later expanded their business in various other sectors of Films & Functional Polymers, Industrial Materials, and Healthcare. They are the renowned manufacturer of the letterpress printing, water-washable, photo-sensitive printing plate - Printight®.

Toyobo has commercialized the world's first water wash flexo plate, Cosmolight®. With the superior photopolymer technology, the water-wash plate is also durable to water-based ink. The CT

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Cosmo Films launches sterilisable conduction sealing film

2018-12-19 By Releases, New Delhi

Cosmo Films, a global leader in speciality films for flexible packaging, lamination and labeling applications as well as synthetic paper recently launched sterilisable conduction sealing film for wad and lidding applications for PP and PE containers. This film can withstand high temperatures* during sterilization process, which is used to increase the shelf-life of the product.

The newly developed sealing film is a clear, one side corona treated and other side heat sealable film. The film offers exceptional seal integrity while it also offers improved convenience to the co

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DuPont and ESKO scale new heights together

2018-12-01 By Associate Editor, New Delhi

The label industry has continued to face the challenges of producing more labels faster—more so in shorter runs. This has resulted in lead-time pressure and the growing complexity of workflows supporting the need for greater efficiencies.

DuPont and ESKO share a long-term relationship that is committed to innovation in sustainable packaging print solutions, providing the highest quality and productivity. At LabelExpo India at stand E10 they collectively displayed the prepress workflow.

DuPont Advanced Printing has highlighted the newest enha

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'Daetwyler sets new benchmark by doubling its sales of Coated Blades in India'

2018-12-01 By Associate Editor, New Delhi

Magnifying its sale by two folds in a span of just one year, Daetwyler Coated Blades sets new benchmark for Indian Market.


Global market leader for coated and uncoated doctor blades, Daetwyler SwissTec is the manufacturer of high quality doctor blades. Daetwyler SwissTec is an innovative provider of high-quality doctor blade types for every printing application and various other consumables for the printing industry. Their product portfolio is under continuous review in order to meet market and customer requirements. In our recen

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Akshar NX Digital plans to expand

2018-12-01 By Abhishek Patwa, New Delhi

Ahmedabad-based Akshar NX Digital caters to Flexo industry with their quality standard Flexo plates processed from Kodak Flexcel NX which they bought t in 2014.


Recently, they have participated in LabelExpo India where Labels Flexibles & More spoke to the director of the company Mr.Nikunj Malvania.


During the interaction he said, “Our current plant facility is of 3000 sq. mt. besides Kodak Flexcel NX recently we have also installed equipment from Vainord. Servicing to the Flexo industry, we have developed some decent n

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Advanced 4.0 connected workflow solutions from BALDWIN

2018-12-01 By Abhishek Patwa, New Delhi


BALDWIN Vision Systems (BVS) showcased the latest developments at LabelExpo India, stand C5. Guardian RTM - a new real-time quality monitoring and reporting tool; and the Guardian PQV - advanced 100% print inspection. Their portfolio includes new features in defect detection and color management technology.


The new Vision Systems business unit of Baldwin Technology Company, Inc. unites former brands PC Industries, QuadTech, and Web Printing Controls.

Guardian RTM uses a central server to monitor, collect, and display real-time inspection

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Heidelberg Opens High-tech Innovation Center

2018-12-15 By Releases, Baden-Württemberg

World’s most advanced printing industry research center opens – Heidelberg a pioneer of digitization in mechanical engineering

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is setting new competitive standards in the global printing industry. By opening its new Innovation Center (IVC) at the Wiesloch-Walldorf headquarters in Baden-Württemberg, the company is stepping up its efforts to maintain its technology leadership and shape the digital transformation process in the printing sector.

In addition to securing numerous jobs, the ne

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UPM Raflatac meets rigorous Home Care labeling requirements with global portfolio launch

2018-11-27 By Releases, UK

UPM Raflatac, the world's leading sustainable label company, is pleased to announce the global launch of a renewed portfolio of innovative Home Care film label materials*. Whether your brand specializes in laundry care, surface care, dishwashing liquids or home insecticides, our high quality labeling solutions will offer consistent performance and ensure your products stand out on the shelf.


Brand loyalty in the Home Care segment is important to many consumers and a label is a brand owner's best chance at making a first impression that could generate a cus

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Monotech Systems installs 2nd JETSCI System in Bangladesh.

2018-12-06 By Releases, Bangladesh

India’s leading equipment manufacturer, Monotech Systems has integrated its flagship JETSCI YAQ 216mm high-speed inkjet imprinting solution on Narrow Web Offset Printing Machine for printing security documents at a leading press in Dhaka, Bangladesh. JETSCI range of products are being represented in Bangladesh by M/S Printech Corporation Limited. JETSCI industrial inkjet systems are proudly designed and manufactured in India with more than 150 installations across the globe.


Neeraj Thappa, GM- International Sales, Monotech Systems, says “This i

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Second in a row! Kanodia Technoplast wins the Worldstar Awards

2018-12-05 By Associate Editor, New Delhi

Kanodia Technoplast has been announced as a winner for WorldStar 2019 award in the food segment by World Packaging Organisation (WPO).


The most prestigious awards in the packaging industry – the WorldStar Award, illustrates the continual advancement of the state of packaging design. The competition is one of the major events of the World Packaging Organisation (WPO) and is the pre-eminent international award in packaging. For the second consecutive year, Kandodia Technoplast has be awarded with WorldStar, this time for KANLOCK - Reclosable B

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Labelexpo India 2018 reports highest ever visitor number

2018-12-04 By Releases, New Delhi

The organizer of Labelexpo India is pleased to report its 6th edition of Labelexpo India, which took place at India Expo Centre & Mart in Greater Noida from 22 to 25 November 2018, was its largest show to date in the region. A total of 9,851 visitors from 55 countries passed through its doors over the four days of the show, 22.7 percent more than in its last edition in 2016 and the biggest visitor increase to date.


Lisa Milburn, managing director for Labelexpo Global Series, said: "We a

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Koenig & Bauer and Duran Machinery unite to form Koenig & Bauer Duran

2018-12-01 By Releases, Germany

  • Duran Machinery, leading manufacturer of folder gluers becomes member of the Koenig & Bauer Group
  • Complete lines from printing to the processing of folding boxes from a single source
  • Duran’s brand OMEGA machines set new standards in the field of folding carton and corrugated gluing lines
  • Increase in market share and sales growth expected  

Koenig & Bauer has agreed with Duran Machinery in Istanbul to take over 80 per cent of

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Ricoh to acquire ColorGATE Digital Output Solutions GmbH

2018-11-27 By Releases, Tokyo/Wallisellen

Ricoh Company, Ltd. today announced that the company has reached an agreement to buy ColorGATE Digital Output Solutions GmbH (hereafter “ColorGATE”), a leading software provider in the printing industry with a specific competence in color management. This acquisition is designed to strengthen Ricoh’s growing industrial printing business. The transfer of shares is scheduled to complete on November 30, 2018.


Founded in 1997, ColorGATE based in Hannover, Germany, has been supporting the printing industry for over 20 years by providing software for t

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Dates Released for PackPlus Delhi 2019

2018-11-30 By Releases, New Delhi

In the backdrop of the enormous success of last edition, PackPlus is all aimed to make it big, once again in 2019. With 200+ exhibitors having already signed up for the Show, the event is expected to be sold out months before the scheduled date.


Co-located with CartonTech, SupplyPlus, PackSol and India Converting Show, PackPlus will be held from 28-31 August 2019 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. In 2018, the event featured 400+ exhibitors who attracted a footfall of more than 20,000 visitors.


The show will be spread over 11 halls of Pragati

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Asahi Photoproducts' water-washable flexographic plate solutions at LabelExpo India

2018-11-01 By Releases, New Delhi

First-time Labelexpo India exhibitors, Asahi Photoproducts, located at Stand M6, will be at the show with TechNova Imaging Systems (P) Ltd. India, Asahi’s distributor in the region.


On display will be its AWP™ family of water-washable flexographic plate solutions featuring Clean Transfer Technology, including its new AWP™-DEW plate with washout speeds 2.5 times faster than previous plates. This makes it ideal for on-demand platemaking and a more efficient flexographic operation in even the busiest plants. 



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New Monotech inkjet press to launch at Labelexpo India 2018

2018-11-01 By Releases, New Delhi

Monotech Systems will be launching their Colornovo full color UV inkjet label production press at this year's show. Based on Kyocera inkjet printhead technology, it provides resolutions of 600 X 600 DPI, speeds of up to 70 m/min along with CMYK +W in various print width configurations and utilizes a web control system from Grafisk Maskinfabrik, Denmark.


Manufactured in-house, this follows successful beta site testing in India and overseas. Also launching at Labelexpo India 2018 will be their newly developed digital label printing and finishing products such as

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Experience the future at Labelexpo India 2018

2018-11-16 By Associate Editor, New Delhi

The momentum is building for this years Labelexpo India the regions largest label and package printing event.

Less than a week away, this 6th edition of the biennial show, set to take place once again at state-of-the-art venue India Expo Centre & Mart in Greater Noida (Delhi NCR) from 22-25 November, promises to be its largest yet. With 250 exhibitors from across the label and package printing industry, this is an increas

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Innovative and Sustainable Solutions from Max Films

2018-11-01 By Abhishek Patwa, Mumbai

The leading supplier of specialty packaging, labels, coating and thermal lamination films for the Indian and overseas markets, Max Speciality Films Limited (Max Films) has strong dominance in the domestic market. Max Films is a subsidiary of Max Ventures & Industries Limited (MVIL). Their strong commitment to customer service and quality has kept the company at the top of the leader board.


In the recently concluded 7th Speciality Films and Flexibles Packaging Conference, held in Mumbai, we got an opportunity to speak to the CEO of Max Films , Mr. Ramneek Jain

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Pragati Pack to Install DIGIFASTone

2018-11-03 By Associate Editor, Hyderabad

Established in 1962, Pragati Pack is the most preferred partner of many multinational companies for their quality print requirements. The company covers the full gamut of your print needs - from company profiles to brochures and catalogues, coffee-table books to calendars, folding cartons and labels to luxury rigid cartons as well as point-of-sale material.

The company has bought another Prati machine - A Digital Finishing Machine for labels –the DIGIFASTone - with the aim to shine in the label segment in terms of quality parameters and to give the b

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IST Metz announces world premiere of LEDcure SCR in LabelExpo India

2018-11-01 By Releases, New Delhi

At Labelexpo India, IST Metz is releasing a specially designed retrofit concept for rotary and flexo presses called LEDcure SCR. This concept is designed by experts with more than 40 years of experience of installing UV onto rotary or flexo presses. LEDcure SCR fits perfectly the needs for the production of labeles and can easily be integrated into a new or existing press.


IST has long been globally recognized for providing the highest performance, reliable and lo

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BST eltromat India to display Low cost 100% Defect Detection System for Narrow Web Applications

2018-11-01 By Releases, New Delhi

Like many other large industries, the label industry too is energy and chemical intensive. But it also consumes huge amounts of water, paper, ink, adhesive and lots of other raw materials. Printers expect perfect results in terms of quality, process and product safety and that too with minimum wastages of the resources. Short production cycles call for minimized set-up times hence the most suitable way to make the process perfect is to complete the jobs without wasting resources and time.


A lot of the wastage can certainly be avoided or reduced greatly during the

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IEEC will introduce the new generation Ozonash and Lab Corona Treater.

2018-11-01 By Releases, New Delhi

The Ozonash is an ozone destruction unit, which converts ozone into oxygen. During corona treatment, high-concentration ozone is produced, which is harmful to human health and to the environment. Ozonash uses a highly efficient metal oxide catalyst and pre-filter combination to reduce ozone to air. It comes in very handy where conducting ozone out of the building through duct pipes is a challenge. It uses a differential pressure gauge to monitor pressure between filter stages and catalyst reduction stage. The Ozonash will come in a capacity to treat up to 400 CFM of ozone.


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Blown film lines with highest energy efficiency on the market

2018-11-14 By Releases, Germany

TÜV Süd, one of the most renowned independent testing laboratories in Germany, has examined the VAREX II and OPTIMEX blown film lines from W&H for their energy efficiency.

The result: W&H offers the best available technology in terms of energy efficiency on the market. Only W&H systems are allowed to carry the "Energy and Media Efficiency" certificate from TÜV Süd.

Our customers benefit from this in two ways: firstly through lower energy consumption and lower costs. Secondly, the certificate can be presented to th

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Intergraphic Installs PULISI’s 100% Defect Detection System in Multiple locations

2018-11-01 By Abhishek Patwa, Bangalore

With the rapid development and growing business need of printing/packaging companies, Pulisi has developed various models of visual inspection equipment and anti-counterfeiting data acquisition equipment used in printing industry. This is not all, the company has also developed a professional inspection equipment used in 3C field, RFID Internet and solar-electric panel coating detection. Intergraphic Sales and Services Pvt. Ltd. is the sole authorize dealer for Pulisi in India.


Through Intergraphic, Pulisi Inspection system and Defection Detection system is instal

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BALDWIN Vision Systems brings new industry 4.0 connected workflow solutions to Labelexpo India 2018

2018-11-01 By Releases,

BALDWIN Vision Systems (BVS) will showcase the latest developments and new features for its growing portfolio of defect detection and color management technology at Labelexpo India 2018 (stand C5, 22-25 November, India Expo Centre & Mart - Greater Noida, Delhi NCR). The new Vision Systems business unit of Baldwin Technology Company, Inc. unites former brands PC Industries, QuadTech, and Web Printing Controls.


Hemant Desai, Director for BALDWIN Vision Systems - India, comments, “Guests to our stand will have a first look at some truly exciting new technic

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DuPont™ Cyrel® EASY BRITE: The New Advanced Solution for Printers

2018-10-03 By Abhishek Patwa, Mumbai

DuPont Advanced Printing launched DuPont™ Cyrel® EASY BRITE Screens and the Cyrel® EASY BRITE™ Index in May 2018. The screens are designed to optimize ink laydown in high-volume printing, typically seen when printing a white undercoat or solid areas with spot colors. They contain a suite of screens that have shown to improve solid printing at volumes of 4.0 bcm and greater. There are five screens in total: two screens designed for customers without the HD Pixel+ imaging capability and three screens designed to take full advantage of HD Pixel+ imaging.

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Importance of Participating in Trade Shows: The Label Industry Expert Perspective

2018-11-01 By Priyanka Rathi Verma, New Delhi

If you are looking to generate a highly lucrative business lead or require a platform to test or launch a new product that provides better visibility and credibility for your brand then exhibiting in a trade show is just an apt marketing tool for you.


Just like two facets of a coin, exhibiting in a trade show has two distinct perspectives .One lobby of exhibitors believe participating in a trade show is a necessity which has to be endured rather than exploited. On the other hand, the other group believes that while trade shows are expensive and are of limited valu

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Star Offset enters into Digital Label production with installation of Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS C71cf

2018-10-03 By Abhishek Patwa, Mumbai


Bhiwandi based star offset, label converter, share its story of robust business growth with the Konica Minolta bizhub press C71cf


One of the leading player in the business of Offset, Narrow Web Flexo and Allied printing activities; Star Offset has entered into production of Digital Labels with a recent purchase of Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS C71cf. Star Offset is always recognised to present its customers the most advanced products by adopting latest available technology in the market. The company consistently provides the best qu

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Tetra Pak launches Tetra Pak® Plant Secure

2018-10-10 By Releases, Lausanne, Switzerland

Tetra Pak has launched Tetra Pak® Plant Secure, a game-changing plant management service that delivers profitability improvements for customers.


The new service starts with a detailed audit of all the equipment and systems across the customer’s value chain. This analysis, combined with Tetra Pak’s deep knowledge of the industry and benchmark data on food manufacturing, enables its specialists to identify opportunities and implement improvements across the customer’s entire operation. All Tetra Pak Plant Secure contracts come with targets arou

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Michelman’s Range of Unique Sustainable Products

2018-09-04 By Associate Editor, Mumbai

A well-known company for its development of barrier and functional coatings, Michelman is a global developer and manufacturer of environmentally friendly advanced materials for various industries. The company offer extensive solutions for coatings, printing & packaging, and industrial manufacturing markets. Leading manufacturers all around the world use Michelman’s water based solutions to enhance performance attributes of their products.


Michelman launches new and innovative products at regular intervals to meet the customers’ growing needs and ex

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Zanders presented sustainable new products Zangrass and Zanbarrier NGR

2018-10-05 By Releases, Nuremberg/Bergisch Gladbach

With two innovative new products, Zanders focused strongly on sustainability at this year's FachPack: Zangrass, an uncoated grass paper with almost unlimited areas of application, and Zanbarrier NGR, a fluorocarbon-free barrier paper for flexible food packaging, were the highlights of the fair presentation and were enormously popular with the visitors. Furthermore, the German manufacturer of high-quality special papers and cartons presented its versatile range of label paper and cartonboard, including the high-gloss qualities of the  premium brand Chromolux, which is celebrating it

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The "Transformation of Flexo" enters a new phase: Kodak announces game changing KODAK FLEXCEL NX Ultra Solution

2018-09-27 By Releases, Rochester, New York

Kodak expands industry-leading FLEXCEL NX product family with new integrated, solvent-free and VOC-free flexo plate making solution to enable a press-ready plate in less than an hour.


Over the past decade, the KODAK FLEXCEL NX System has revolutionized the flexo industry, bringing an unprecedented level of quality and performance to flexo printing for the benefit of everyone involved in the packaging value chain. Kodak is now announcing another revolutionary innovation – its KODAK FLEXCEL NX Ultra Solution. This new solution is the result of

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Launching of “Online Visitor Registration Portal” for Print Pack India 2019

2018-09-21 By Releases, New Delhi

The Indian Printing Packaging & Allied Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (IPAMA) is preparing for the organisation of the 14th edition of PRINTPACK INDIA exhibition, which is scheduled to be held at India Expo Centre, Greater Noida from February 01 - 06, 2019.  It is a premier international exhibition on Graphic Arts Industry in which exhibitors from different countries participate with their latest models of machinery and other related products.  So far (Till 6 Sep, 2018), 363 Indian and overseas exhibitors have already confirmed their space booking.  The proces

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Labelexpo India to host Brand Innovation Day

2018-09-20 By Releases, New Delhi

The organizer of Labelexpo India is hosting an exclusive Brand Innovation Day as part of the 2018 edition of the show, which takes place November 22-25 at India Expo Center & Mart in Greater Noida, Delhi NCR.


Brand Innovation Day takes place on the first day of the four-day show, November 22, and is intended to provide up to 50 brand owners and packaging designers in India with expert insight into making the most out of their brand, how they can overcome key challenges on the path to future growth, and staying ahead of the competition in a fast-paced industry

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Cosmo Films launches heat resistant films

2018-09-05 By Releases, NEW DELHI

Cosmo Films, a global  leader in speciality films for flexible packaging, lamination and labeling applications as well as synthetic paper introduces BOPP based heat resistant (HR) films. The films have been engineered to work as printing layer replacing BOPET film in multi-layer laminates for various packaging applications in both food and non-food segments.


The new heat resistant films are clear, non-heat sealable and both sides treated films with excellent printability and go mostly for reverse printing. The thermally stable films have excellent slip proper

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PackPlus South - at Bengaluru in 2019

2018-09-07 By Releases, Bangalore



The unprecedented success of PackPlus New Delhi has added to the enthusiasm, and the industry is now gearing up for the South edition of the event. Slated to be held from 10-13 April 2019, PackPlus South will come together with PrintFair and SupplyPlus at the state-of-the-art venue of Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), Bengaluru.


Industry Updates

The requirement for packaging is rising across sectors with traditional businesses preferring to package products. The retail an

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Mudrika upsurge its production with Gallus 440 Label Master

2018-08-01 By Associate Editor, Mumbai

The prominent label manufacturer - Mudrika Labels installs Gallus 440 Label Master. Gallus 440 Label Master is the fastest and countries 2nd one of its kind flexo press that is been installed in Mudrika Labels Pvt.Ltd. in June 2018. The company is one of the renowned manufacturers of self-adhesive labels, heat transfer labels, corrugated boxes and printed cartons. 


Speaking about the investments, Manish Desai, Director of Mudrika Labels said. “This year Mudrika has heavily invested in two different division. For label

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Brilliant Polymers Launches New Solvent Free Laminating Adhesives

2018-08-28 By Releases, Mumbai

Mumbai, India: 27th July 2018: Brilliant Polymers has launched a series of new innovative solvent free adhesives for flexible packaging applications. Growth in usage of solvent free in India has been healthy and customers are investing increasingly in solvent free laminating machinery.

“We have a dominant share in the solvent free laminating adhesive market in India and intend to grow our share further with new product launches. Customers are turning to solvent free adhesives for more and more applications and we are innovating and providing them with new adhesives t

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A.T.E. launches full print repeat web viewing system - ViewAXIS Tera

2018-08-15 By Releases, Pune

A.T.E. has launched the ViewAXIS Tera – the first of its kind, full print repeat web viewing system for process monitoring on rotogravure printing machines. The ViewAXIS Tera’s advanced line scan camera captures high-resolution ‘near-print quality’ images which are then visualised on a 55" 4K monitor.  Since the ViewAXIS Tera also has a separate 22” touch screen monitor for operations, the large 55” monitor is not cluttered with operations screens.  This arrangement allows printers to view the entire width of the print web as well as the re

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Re India displays efficient Automation Solutions

2018-08-01 By Associate Editor, NEW DELHI

Exhibiting the technological innovative solutions in Pack Plus 2018, Re India succeeds in capturing visitor’s attention.


Catering to Indian paper, film & foil converting industries the company offers tension controller, pneumatic brakes & clutches, electromagnetic powder brakes & clutches, web guide systems, web video  systems , 100% Print Inspection system ,air shafts & safety chucks, mechanical chucks, core adaptors, , viscosity control system and web controlling solutions.


S.K. Shah, Directo

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Echaar Manufactures Indigenous CI Flexo

2018-08-01 By Abhishek Patwa, Mumbai

Mumbai based Echaar Pvt.Ltd. initiated its operation in 1978 with a view to offer best-in-class critical components for different industries like Energy, Rolling Mills and Printing industries. To provide customer with varied products and to diversify its base the company now plans to manufacture gearless CI Flexo presses for converting industries.

With the workforce of just 11 specialist people in the beginning the company now we have 300 professional people that works in different department like engineering, production, planning, automation.


The compan

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Galaxy Packaging Installs Kohli’s Shaft-Less Rotogravure Printing Press

2018-08-01 By Abhishek Patwa, Nepal

A well-established company in sheet-fed offset business Galaxy Packaging Pvt. Ltd. (Nepal) is now expanding into flexible packaging by installing a 8 colour Shaft-less Rotogravure printing press from Kohli Industries, India. Besides the gravure press, Galaxy are also installing a Solventless Laminator, Slitter Rewinder and Reversible Inspection Winder all from Kohli, India. These machines have been sold through Kohli’s marketing partner Multigraph Machinery Company Ltd. (MMCL).  

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Vijayneha Polymers Installs ROBOSLIT® RL

2018-08-16 By Abhishek Patwa, Hyderabad

SP Ultraflex Systems Pvt Ltd, - India's leading manufacturers of converting slitter rewinders machines for flexible packaging films, paper, foil, laminates, etc. participated in the recent IPLEX exhibition in Hyderabad.

IPLEX is South India's largest plastic exposition which is rotationally held once a year in major centres of South India-Hyderabad, Chennai, Bengaluru and Kochi. The event provides a common platform for participants in the plastic industry- manufacturers, dealers, buyers and end-users.

 At their stand, SP

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Cosmo Films launches CPP metalized film with high metal bond

2018-08-16 By Releases, NEW DELHI

Cosmo Films, a global leader in speciality films for flexible packaging, lamination and labeling applications introduces a cast polypropylene (CPP) metalized film with high metal bond strength. This film has been specially designed to offer superior inter layer bond strength for making multi-layer laminate structures, which in turn enhances barrier properties.

Apart from CPP's inherent nature of excellent seal strength, good thermal stability, good yield economics and good puncture resistance, the film provides exceptional metal bond strength of around 450 gm/inc

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Konica Minolta India makes its first roll-to-roll label printing installation for AccurioLabel 190 at Hora Art in Noida!

2018-08-13 By Releases, NEW DELHI

The innovative digital label printing solution provides superior productivity, colour stability, and profitability, along with easy operability and cost-efficient operations


New Delhi, August 09, 2018: Konica Minolta Business Solutions, a leading global provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies, has recently installed AccurioLabel 190, its state-of-the-art digital label printing solution, at Hora Art in India. The Hora Art installation marks the first roll-to-roll label printing installation made by Konica Minolta India and

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ALPS Conference on ‘WHEN & HOW Go Digital’

2018-08-11 By Abhishek Patwa, Mumbai

The Association of Labels Prints and Suppliers (ALPS) conducted its 1st ever seminar on ‘WHEN & HOW Go Digital’ at Hotel Sea Princes (Juhu) in Mumbai on 10th August 2018.


The speakers from the label fraternity spoke about the various topics like

  • The Challenges in adoption of Digital Technology for Indian Label printers.
  • Opportunities in the digital printing technology
  • Conventional Vs Digital and how to combine the two technologies to get the best of both worlds.
  • Trends in

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Uflex develops film solution for Indian Space Research Organization

2018-07-11 By Releases, NEW DELHI

Flex Films, the film manufacturing arm of Uflex, has developed a satellite thermal radiation insulation film for Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).


Impressed by the wide range of polymeric films that Flex Films manufactures and the associated R&D capabilities that the company is globally recognised for, ISRO had approached the company in September 2017 with a requirement of specialised film for passive thermal control of spacecraft components.


Engineers at Flex Films at Noida, the Indian film manufacturing arm of India’

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Kodak Launches the Global Flexo Innovation Awards 2018

2018-08-10 By Releases, Rochester, New York

Awards program designed to recognise industry creativity through game-changing packaging with the KODAK FLEXCEL NX System


August, 2018 – Kodak is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its KODAK FLEXCEL NX System by launching the ‘Kodak Global Flexo Innovation Awards.’ Since 2008, the FLEXCEL NX System has paved the way for a global technological revolution in flexo platemaking and is driving the industry transformation of flexographic standards. The Kodak Global Flexo Innovation Awards are a way of recognising innovative, game-changing pack

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TAIYO to show its latest technology in ALL IN PRINT, China

2018-08-09 By Associate Editor, China

Standard Printers Providers, Mumbai together with its Principals M/s TAIYO KIKAI LTD. will be participating Japan at ALL IN PRINT 2018 to be held at SNIEC, SHANGHAI – CHINA from 24th October 2018 to 28th October 2018.


The visitors will witness the latest technological developments incorporated in “TAIYO” in their State-of-the-Art U.V. Rotary Flexo Presses for Cartons/ Labels.


[1] “TAIYO” will showcase their latest Servo Driven U.V. Flexo Press specially designed to print Car

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Printing Technology & Innovation Days for Flexible Packaging

2018-07-28 By Sagar Joshi,

The “Image-to-Print” roadshow set up by Janoschka, Nordmeccanica, Rossini,

Siegwerk and Windmöller & Hölscher will have its next stop-over in India in Rajkot (Gujarat) on 19-20 September 2018.


The touring event, which has been running with huge success since 2009, is dedicated to

supporting local printers, brand owners and the finishing industry. The workshops provide an

insight into the best practices of gravure and flexographic printing and highlight global trends

in the packaging industry.

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Rahil Films invests in BOBST K5 VISION

2018-07-26 By Press Release, Gujarat

Based in Gujarat, Rahil (CPP) Films has purchased its first BOBST vacuum metallizer, a K5 VISION 2450mm for the production of metallized CPP film.


Rahil (CPP) Films produces metallized CPP film for the food packaging industry and supplies to both domestic and overseas customers; due to the increased demand for this type of film, Rahil needed to increase their capacity by purchasing a new metallizer.


As CPP is a very heat sensitive film, it requires careful handling; the BOBST K5 VISION is the perfect machine as it has been designed to ha

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Flex Films launches web metalized surface inspection system

2018-08-06 By Flexfilms, Elizabethtown, Kentucky (USA)

FLEXMETPROTECT™ is now placed under state of the art optical surface inspection technology and defect classification system that reveals and quantifies defects with the help of the newly launched Web Metalized Surface Inspection System. The system checks the entire web and allows for rapid and accurate detection of defects on the film.


The Web Metalized Surface Inspection System is located in a strategic part of the slitting process just near to the winding roll comprised of smart, line-scan cameras that can analyze 100% of

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Valence launches real time electrostatic charge monitoring system

2018-08-06 By Staff Editor,

Valence Electrons Private Limited recently launched its real-time electrostatic charge monitoring system, Valstat® SM20.


Excessive static electricity can result in the accumulation of dust particles, and give shocks to the operator, leading to loss of productivity. Static can also cause sparks which may sometimes lead to fire.


Valence’s Valstat® SM20 is a real-time electrostatic charge monitoring system that continuously measures, displays, and records the surface voltage on charged moving objects. Data is collected from th

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IPAMA President Mr.S.Dayaker Reddy felicitated in Global Print Meet

2018-08-04 By Staff Editor, Tokyo, Japan

The Indian Printing Packaging & Allied Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (IPAMA) has been playing a pivotal role for promoting the Graphic Arts Industry globally.  The Association has provided number of office bearers and senior functionaries, on a number of occasions, to international Associations. During the meeting of Global Print Meet held in Tokyo on 27th July, 2018 during IGAS 2018, Mr. S. Dayaker Reddy was nominated as the Vice President of Global Print Meet.   It is a moment of joy and pride not only for IPAMA but also for the entire Indian Graphic Arts I

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Romprix wins label award at Pack Expo Romania

2018-07-26 By Associate Editor, Pantelimon

Husband and wife team Cristian and Octavia Dobrota celebrated picking up the ‘Label of the Year 2018’ trophy at the recent Pack Expo in Romania, and described winning as a just reward for the ongoing investment in people and technology at its plant in Pantelimon, near Bucharest.


From a relatively humble beginning in 2000 producing pricing labels on second hand flexo machines, Romprix has grown to become one of Romania’s leadinglabel converters, with a staff of 200 and annual sales in excess of €16m.  Today, it produces a wide variety of

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Labelexpo India to host industry forums across South Asia

2018-07-26 By Associate Editor, New Delhi

The organizers of Labelexpo India 2018 are hosting a series of evening forums across South Asia during late August to late October in conjunction with several industry trade bodies representing the package printing industry. Held in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, the seven events are aimed exclusively at offset printers who are thinking about diversifying their businesses into label and package printing.


The forums, ranging in size from 60 to 200 attendees, will give printers an unmissable regional opportunity to find out what label printing and

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Meech Launches most Powerful Pulsed DC Controller for Anti-Static Hyperion Range

2018-04-26 By Associate Editor, U.S.

Meech International, which has been developing static control systems for the printing, packaging and plastics industries for more than 20 years, has announced the latest addition to its highly successful and innovative Hyperion product family – the 233v4 Pulsed DC Controller. Suitable for use in a wide variety of sectors, the 233v4 is a compact and powerful device that enables greater control of the ionisation performance.


“Uncontrolled static is one of the most common reasons for poor productivity across many sectors, yet it remains an issue that is

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Paperboard is replacing plastic to reduce climate impact

2018-07-10 By Associate Editor, Sweden

A number of global companies have replaced or are doing trials to replace the material in their gift cards – from plastic to paperboard. Sweden’s largest cinema chain, SF Bio, has taken the plunge and is now replacing all its cards.


“When our card supplier, Megacard, suggested we could make our gift cards from paperboard and thereby drastically reduce their environmental impact, it was self-evident to us to switch,” explains Anna Marcusson, product manager for gift cards at SF Bio.


“In plain

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TAIYO to show its latest technology in IGAS, Japan

2018-07-10 By Associate Editor, Tokyo, Japan

Standard Printers Providers, Mumbai together with its Principals M/s TAIYO KIKAI LTD. will be participating Japan at IGAS 2018 to be held at Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo-Japan from 26th July 2018 to 31st July 2018.


 The visitors will witness the latest technological developments incorporated in “TAIYO” in their State-of-the-Art U.V. Rotary Flexo Presses for Cartons/ Labels.


[1] “TAIYO” will showcase their latest Servo Driven U.V. Flexo Press specially designed to print Cartons, Labels and other materials.

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Intergarphic Installs Pulisi in multiple locations at Ahmedabad

2018-07-06 By Associate Editor, Ahmedabad

In another milestone, Intergraphic Sales & Service (Mumbai) installs Pulisi 100% defect detection system in Nitai Presscamp Pvt.Ltd. and in Unick fix-a-form & Printers Ahmedabad


The converters securing high end business opportunities with toughest qc factors with Pulisi defect detection system. The renowned system has the most user friendly teledyne dalsa camera from Canada.


It is easy in operation and has fast establishment of inspection standard template that saves modeling time. This single inspection machine is equival

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Weigang extend its reach to Africa.

2018-07-06 By Associate Editor, AFRICA

In the first ever installation of Weigang flexo press in Africa, Intergraphic Sales & Services, the official distributor of Weigang and exclusive in India is credited for the installation of an 8-color fully servo driven ZJR-330 flexo printing machine at Perfect Packaging in Nigeria.


The international sales manager of Waeigang says, “with this installation we now make our presence in the African market and are hopeful of positive growth in the region.”


Perfect Packaging started operations in 2010 at the new plant in Lagos

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Registration now open for Labelexpo India 2018

2018-07-05 By Associate Editor, NEW DELHI

Registration for the 6th edition of Labelexpo India, the largest label and package printing event in South Asia, is now open. The show is set to take place once again at state-of-the-art venue India Expo Centre & Mart in Greater Noida (Delhi NCR), from 22-25 November.


This biennial event, aimed at printers, designers, brand owners and industry suppliers, brings the whole supply chain together under one roof. It is the region’s key platform for businesses to showcase their latest machinery, innovations and products. With 250 exhibitors taking part in 2018

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Darshan Flexibles implements Flexibiz ERP

2018-07-05 By Associate Editor, Mysore

A south India based flexible packaging company, Darshan Flexibles has recently implemented Flexibiz  ERP solution for sustainable growth. The company has two state-of-the-art production plants at Mysore.


Since its inception in 1995, Darshan Flexibles has been delivering value-added and cost-effective quality solutions to the constantly evolving packaging requirements of varied industries in India. The prudence and exceptional capability of their promoter Mr.Ashwinni Hemdev has a gained a great momentum for the company.



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Sai Enterprises digitalizes their production with ESKO CDI

2018-07-05 By Abhishek Patwa, Bangalore

In a bid to open up new markets, Bangalore based Sai Enterprises overhauled its flexographic plate production set-up with installation of ESKO Cyrel Digital Imager.


Started in 1995, Sai Enterprises supplies flexo plates to the label printers of southern India. With an aim to deliver the plates within 24 hours, they have setup their manufacturing facilities in three prime locations i.e. Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad.  


In an recent event, we spoke to Mr.N.Gopalakrishnan, proprietor of Sai Enterprises. He said. “Recently

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Pamex To Give a Sunny Start to 2020 For Printers

2018-07-05 By Staff Editor, MUMBAI

The International Exhibition on Printing & Allied Machinery Industries is scheduled to happen from 6-9 January at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai.

The Indian printing industry is increasingly being driven by growth in packaging and labels. The rising demand fuels rising opportunities and therein leaves a lot of scope for new products, services and solutions. Pamex provides a global platform to these innovations and developments.


In the backdrop of the successful last edition, which featured 350+ exhibitors, 75+ product launches, 200+ runnin

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Konica Minolta launches bizhub 658e series in India

2018-07-04 By Associate Editor, NEW DELHI

Capable of handling print speeds of up to 65ppm and precision scanning of 240 ipm, the latest addition delivers high productivity and robustness, along with smooth operability and solution collaboration capabilities.


Konica Minolta Business Solutions, a global leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies, has announced the launch of the powerful bizhub658e/558e/458e black and white multifunction printer in India. The development marks yet another stellar addition to Konica Minolta's extensive portf

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Marks Emballage signs up for 2 Gallus Labelmasters in landmark deal, first-ever in India

2018-06-14 By Press Release, Baddi

Baddi-based Marks Emballage earned the unique distinction of being the first Indian printing firm to invest in two Gallus Label master flexo presses in a single order, as part of its new plant expansion with a total planned investment of 5 million euros. The acquisition sets the stage for Marks to work in more productive and path-breaking ways, while broadening its footprint in high-growth market segments. The print house expects the huge capital investment to enhance its capacities and capabilities in the label industry.


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Michelman Develops Recyclable, Water-Based Coating Solution to Replace Nylon or EVOH in Edible Oil Packaging

2018-06-21 By Press Release, India

The edible oil sector grew at 25% to cross the USD 20 billion mark in 2017 making it the largest packaged food segment with over 30% share of the USD 65 billion packaged foods market in India.


Because of the increasing awareness of food safety and healthy lifestyle practices, Indian consumers are shifting from traditional “loose oil” sold at local grocery stores, to packaged oils. This trend has led to the packaged segment of edible oils to grow at 2.5 times the rate of overall edible oil consumption in India.


The use of coex

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Safe Packaging: New Regulatory Landscape

2018-06-21 By Press Release, NEW DELHI

The draft of the new "Food Safety and Standards (Packaging) Regulation, 2018” is ready and awaiting final notification soon by the FSSAI. The new regulations are expected to entail significant changes in the supply chain for packaging of food and beverage. The International Packaging Conclave 2018 aims to un-pack the implications of the forthcoming new regulations.


The International Packaging Conclave is a knowledge sharing interactive platform for the packaging industry that comes together with the PackPlus Exhibition in New D

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Repro Poly Services Invests in a Kodak Flexcel NX Wide

2018-06-19 By Press Release, Hyderabad, India

Repro Poly Services, a Hyderabad based flexo pre-press bureau, recently installed a KODAK FLEXCEL NX Wide System in response to the demands of flexo printers in India who are increasingly seeking on press efficiency across a wider range of flexo print applications, without sacrificing quality.


“We have always been a forward-looking company and have embraced new technology when it makes sense for our business,” said Rohit Shingala, director, Repro Poly Services. As a long time supplier of digitally-imaged flexo plates to the industry, when it was time t

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Big Brands have already confirmed their participation in 14th PRINTPACK INDIA

2018-06-14 By Press Release, NEW DELHI

Heidelberg has also confirmed participation in the forthcoming PrintPack India 2019 exhibition, apart from other legends of the printing and packaging industry like Bobst, Canon, Fuji, Fairdeal Engineers, HP, Komori, Kodak, Konica Minolta, Line O Matic, Malhotra Graphics, Megabound, Memory Repro, Mullar Martini, NBG Printographics, Pelican, Prakash Offset, Ryobi, Rotta Print, Sheth Printograph, The Printers House, VIG Graphics, Xerox and many more.  IPAMA is also expecting some more big industrial houses to   participate in the exhibition.  The overwhelming response, whi

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HP and Siemens expand opportunities for 3D design and additive manufacturing innovation

2018-06-14 By Press Release, Phoenix, AZ


  • Industry leaders expand strategic partnership, extending technology alignment for next-generation products that are 3D printed in full color
  • Expansion of Siemens’ additive design and manufacturing software to support HP’s new full-color 3D printers
  • HP Jet Fusion 3D 300/500 series enables concept prototyping as well as short-run production for end-use products
  • Addition of HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology to Siemens’ Additive Manufacturing Experience Center in Erlangen, Germany 


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Uflex transforms the Packaging for Rasna Fruit Powder Concentrate

2018-06-04 By press release, New Delhi

One of India’s largest manufacturers and exporters of beverages - Rasna International wanted an absolutely alluring packaging for its fruit powder concentrate. With this straight-forward brief,Rasnatasked Uflex– a company with whom it has had an association for over two decades, to come up with a unique packaging solution.

What Uflex in turn came up with is all set totake the brand to the next level of customer delight. An all new spouted profile stand-up pouch with side handle carrying Rasna Fruit Powder concentratehas pleasantly stirred up the retail shelves

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TSC All Set To Launch Its Latest Innovations At COMPUTEX 2018

2018-05-30 By press release, New Delhi

TSC Auto ID, a global leading manufacturer of innovative thermal label printers for industrial, desktop and mobile applications in the AIDC industry, together with premium product brand “Printronix Auto ID”, is set to launch its latest tech innovations at COMPUTEX 2018 including, manufacturing, logistics, retail and the healthcare industry, shows at TWTC NANGANG Exhibition Hall (1st floor, booth number K0610).


The evolution of Industry 4.0 changed the development of traditional manufac

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Silvery or golden surface for the HP Indigo 12000 series

2018-05-27 By press release, Norway

Colgate’s gold toothbrush, the Gold 360?, was launched in Norway in packaging in the form of a gold bar. The packaging is printed on Invercote Metalprint Digital 300 g/m² + 29 g/m², 420 µm, 16.5 pt.


The printers, Print House, playfully developed the combination of printing a gold effect onto Iggesund’s new Metalprint Digital paperboard, certified for the HP Indigo 12000 series.


When Iggesund Paperboard asked Print House in Oslo to do the certification testing of its new silvery metallised PET film-laminated pa

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Resounding success for first Labelexpo Southeast Asia

2018-05-23 By press release, Bangkok

The launch edition of Labelexpo Southeast Asia – the biggest label and package printing event in the region – has exceeded all expectations, with 7,934 attendees from 62 countries flocking to BITEC in Bangkok, Thailand for the three day show from 10-12 May. Exhibitor rebookings for the next edition in 2020 already stand at 42 percent – the highest following a Labelexpo event launch to date.


Aimed at connecting printers/converters, brand owners, label and package printing technicians, buyers and des

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UBM India announces the much awaited CPhI’s 7th Annual Pharma Confex in Mumbai

2018-05-22 By press release, Mumbai

Mumbai, 24th May, 2018: CPhI Conferences, a division of UBM India, which hosts a number of successful pharmaceutical conferences, has announced its premier event, ‘The 7th Annual Innopack Pharma Confex’ which is scheduled for 24th – 25th May 2018 at Hotel Sahara Star, Mumbai. The confex promises to be the largest platform for professionals from the Pharma Packaging industry to congregate, network, exchange ideas and knowledge, form alliances and shape the future of the pharma packaging industry, all under one roof. This 2 day confex will witness scintillating panel discuss

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Desmedt invests with Flexo Wash to raise quality standards

2018-05-22 By press release, Belgium


One of Belgium’s leading label converters, Desmedt, has invested heavily in a package of cleaning technology manufactured by Danish company Flexo Wash.  The overall investment, which exceeded €150,000, was part of a major re-organisation of Desmedt’s production capability at its plant in Bornem, close to Brussels.


Speaking for Desmedt, owner Henri Köhler said: “In today’s highly competitive marketplace you need to have all elements of production under control to run best quality.  To ensure our new p

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Kodak ExpandsGlobal Literacy Program in 2018

2018-05-18 By press release, Rochester, New York

Company uses sustainable technology to provide books and school supplies to high-needs communities around the world

Rochester, New York, May 14, 2018 –Kodak announced today it is creating a volunteer printer network that will produce thousands of children’s books and school supplies in 2018 to benefit some of the world’s most disadvantaged populations, using sustainable Kodak printing products, such as KODAK SONORA Process Free Plates.  

“It’s wonderful to see printers signing up across the globe to participate in Kodak’s

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Max Speciality Films Limited Inaugurates New BOPP[1] Manufacturing Line

2018-05-18 By press release, Railmajra, Punjab

Max Speciality Films Limited (MSFL), one of India’s leading manufacturers of BOPP packaging films on 9th May 2018 launched its fifth BOPP films manufacturing line (Line 5), significantly increasing its capacity from 46.35 KTPA to 80.85 KTPA. The new line was launched at a special inaugural ceremony by Sh. Manpreet Singh Badal, Hon’ble Finance Minister, Government of Punjab.


MSFL’s Line 5 is designed to meet trends for recyclability, ultra high barriers and print receptivity. The line will be able to manufacture t

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PackPlus Ready for Another Show & Tell

2018-05-18 By press release, New Delhi


Industry is business ready for the next edition of the total packaging, processing &supply chain event, which is slated for 25th-28th July PragatiMaidan, New Delhi.


The Indian Packaging Industry constitutes about 4 per cent of the global market. The per capita packaging consumption in India is quite low at 8.7 kg compared with countries like Germany and Taiwan where it is 42 kg and 19 kg, respectively. As the requirement for packaging is rising across sectors with traditional businesses preferring to package products, and the retail a

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Cosmo Films wins the SAP ACE award 2018

2018-05-14 By press release, New Delhi

New Delhi. May 2, 2018: Cosmo Films- a leading global brand, offering value added BOPP and CPP films for packaging, labelling, lamination and Industrial applications has been awarded the prestigious SAP ACE Award 2018 in special recognition category. The honour bestowed by INDUS (SAP India User Group) is in recognition for being the front-runner in cloud adoption.

Cosmo Films is at the forefront in adopting new technologies by leveraging innovation for digital transformation. The company has adopted cloud technologies like - SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud for mission c

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B&R India launches enhanced customer support

2018-05-14 By press release, Pune

Dedicated hotline ensures high quality support and accelerated response times

B&R India has launched World Class Support – a dedicated support hotline that will serve as a single point of contact for its customers nationwide. Customers served by B&R India headquarters in Pune and its six branch offices will now have a single number to call, ensuring that they receive a consistently high level of support with the fastest possible response times.  "We are proud of the best-in-class service and support we offer our customers," says Jhankar Dutta, Managing

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Meech Launches IonWash System for 3D Component Cleaning

2018-05-10 By Rushil Shah, Pune

Meech International is announcing the launch of its newest technology, the IonWash, designed for the fast and consistent removal of contamination from 3D components in the automotive, aerospace and electronics sectors, among others. The freestanding 3D component cleaning system incorporates extremely powerful ionisation, as well as blowing and vacuuming airflows, providing a more efficient alternative to manual cleaning.

“From the point of inception, the IonWash was developed with ease of use and cleaning efficiency in mind,” explains Adam Battrick, Sales Director at M

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Label Solutions installs 10 colour Taiyo Press

2018-05-01 By Abhishek Patwa, MUMBAI

The emerging company, Label Solutions of Mumbai, are well known for delivering consistent quality product in western India. They manufacture pressure sensitive and self-adhesive labels in roll form. Handled by highly qualified professional, the company is running with full orders and plans to double their production in the span of one year. The company is owned by three partners Mr.B.S. Rana, Mr.Sunil Sawant and Mr.Hemant Pathak. Getting pace with the business, recently, they have installed 10 colour Taiyo Flexo press. In India, Taiyo machines are sold and distributed by Standa

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Gallus EM 280 drives success for Icon Prints in Label Production

2018-04-27 By Abhishek Patwa, Navi Mumbai

Mumbai-based Icon Prints is a wonderful example of a company, which has achieved success by opting for the right technology for its print production.

Founded in 1996 by Suresh Sheth and his partner, the company initially began operations by manufacturing wet glue labels in roll forms, used extensively in the pharmaceutical sector.  From there, the company has come a long way.


We spoke to Mr. Gautham Sheth - Director of Production & Sales, who graduated from Ryan college (US) and joined his father in 2007. He said, “Currently

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Flex Films develops unique Polyester Film proving that ‘Soft is the New Strong’

2018-04-02 By Press Release, Elizabethtown, Kentucky

Polymeric films with satin soft surface, yet strong and durable are a dichotomy. But not anymore! Flex Films – the global film manufacturing arm of Uflex has developed an innovative bi-axially oriented polyethylene terephthalate (BOPET) film with a unique velvety and luxurious surface at its manufacturing plant in Elizabethtown Kentucky in the United States.

The new soft touch film FLEXPETTM F-STF exhibits exceptional scratch, heat and scuff resistance which has been a serious need-gap in the industry for flexible substrates. The surface is self-healing from most scu

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Kodak announces John O’Grady as new President of Print Systems Division

2018-04-09 By Press Release, Rochester, NY

Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE: KODK) announced John O’Grady, current President of the Consumer and Film Division and former General Manager of World Wide Sales for Print Systems Division, will become President of the Print Systems Division effective April 24, 2018. 

O’Grady will replace Brad Kruchten who is retiring after 36 years with Kodak. “Brad has been an important part of our company for many years, and I thank him for his tremendous commitment to Kodak and outstanding accomplishments,” said Jeff Clarke, CEO Kodak. “John O’Grady is very

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Tetra Pak launches new packaging material effects to help brands attract shoppers’ attention

2018-04-23 By Press Release, Lausanne, Switzerland

Tetra Pak has launched a suite of new packaging material effects, known as Tetra Pak® Artistry, to help food and beverage producers revitalise the look and feel of their products.
These effects help brands attract shoppers’ attention without the need for the manufacturer to switch to a new packaging format or invest in new equipment.
Charles Brand, Executive VP, Product Management and Commercial Operations at Tetra Pak said, “In a world where almost everything needs to be ‘personalisable’, we want to provide customers with something unique to help t

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Plastic ban in Maharashtra will make 400,000 people jobless

2018-04-02 By rediff, Maharashtra

Fearing closure of approx. 4,000-odd units, plastic manufacturers have urged the government to review its ban on multiple plastic products.

Recently, government had issued a notification, ordering ban on several types of plastic products effective March 24. However, the government gave 30 days of time to all manufacturers, distributors and even consumers to dispose of all plastic items in storage and use.

 “This decision will devour the plastic industry and affect the state’s economy as well. Suppliers to user industries such as beverages, medical, fast

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W&H expands its position as market and technology leader in 2017

2018-03-27 By Press Release, Lengerich, Germany

In 2017 Windmöller & Hölscher, manufacturer of machinery and converting equipment for the production of flexible packaging, expanded its position as the market leader in all three of its product areas: extrusion, printing and conversion. The family-owned company concluded the 2017 business year with a turnover of approximately 835 million euros – the highest in the Group’s history. In the unit of flexographic and gravure presses W&H achieved sales of 270 million euros worldwide. With this result, W&H remains the clear market leader for printing machines in

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Huhtamaki to strengthen its labeling business in India

2018-03-23 By Press Release, MUMBAI

Huhtamaki has entered into an agreement to acquire the Indian business and related assets of Ajanta Packaging, a privately owned manufacturer of pressure sensitive labels. The acquisition will further strengthen Huhtamaki's labeling business in India by adding new printing technologies into its offering as well as improving its innovation capability. The acquisition is complementary to Huhtamaki's existing labeling product portfolio.

The annual net sales of the business to be acquired are approximately EUR 10 million. It employs altogether 170 people and has two state

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Labelexpo Southeast Asia introduces education program

2018-03-26 By Press Release, Bangkok, Thailand.

Labelexpo Southeast Asia 2018 has unveiled details of a series of educational events taking place during the show, held at BITEC in Bangkok on 10-12 May.


The Shrink Sleeve Technology Workshop takes place on Saturday 12 May and will be moderated by Andy Thomas-Emans, strategic director, Labelexpo. Topics covered include design and origination, inks, substrates, and converting and application technology. The workshop ends with a presentation on quality control and fault finding by one of the global industry's leading shrink sleeve experts, Dr Séamus Laffe

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KODAK FLEXCEL NX System transforming flexo with game changing technology

2018-03-22 By Press Release, Rochester, NY

Kodak is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its breakthrough, growth-driving KODAK FLEXCEL NX System

This year, it’s a decade ago that Kodak started pushing back the traditional quality and performance limits of flexographic printing with a revolutionary technological approach to digital flexo platemaking: the KODAK FLEXCEL NX System made its debut at drupa 2008. For the first time, this solution from the Kodak stable enabled flexo printers and repro service providers to develop high-res flexo printing capabilities and implement them in a commercial, standard production e

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Constantia Flexibles invests in new technology at Vietnamese plant

2018-03-21 By Press Release, Vietnam



Constantia Flexibles Group is investing in new technology at its flexible packaging subsidiary in Vietnam to expand its product portfolio. Ho Chi Minh City-based Oai Hung Manufacturing Joint Stock Co. will install a new printing machine and a laminator that represent a single-digit million euro investment.

The wide printing machine will have reverse printing capabilities to serve new trends in the Home & Personal Care (HPC) and dairy lidding sectors. The duplex solvent-based adhesive laminator, which will be located in a clean room fac

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Zircon Technologies installs DuPont® Cyrel® FAST solvent-free, thermal plate-making system

2018-03-21 By Press Release, NEW DELHI

Zircon Technologies India Ltd., one of India’s largest printers for high quality labels, has installed the DuPont™ Cyrel® FAST 2000 TD processor workflow solution for use with DuPont™ Cyrel® EASY flexo plates.  With manufacturing units located in North, South and West India, Zircon owns an in-house plate-making facility.


Solvent handling was one of the pain areas for Zircon and DuPont Advanced Printing worked with the customer to address their need to achieve high quality printing in quick turn-around time without the solvent. DuPont

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Co-located PackPlus South & PrintFair set the visitor numbers soaring!

2018-03-21 By Press Release, Hyderabad



With a footfall of over ten thousand unique visitors, South India’s largest packaging Show- PackPlus South’18, set another benchmark as the most attended packaging show in the South. The four day show concluded successfully along with PrintFair on 12th March at HITEX Exhibition Centre, Hyderabad. With 250+ exhibitors, 150+ live demos the visitors had much to partake.


PackPlus South 2018 showcased some latest game-changing machines, materials and technologies that include high-end security and anti-counterfeiting packag

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Konica Minolta Organizes Government Customer Meet In Assam

2018-03-06 By Press Release, NEW DELHI


The meet which was held in association with Anupam Industrial Corporation, Konica Minolta's channel partner in the region witnessed the presence of company's top executives along with top central and state government officials~


New Delhi March 6th 2018: Konica Minolta Business Solutions, a global leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies organized its government customer meet in collaboration with its official channel partner, Anupam Industrial Corporation in the stat

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ROBOSLIT® plus – Truly superlative

2018-03-01 By Associate Editor, Ahmedabad

Using Plastindia as an opportunity, SP Ultraflex premiered their latest offering, the ROBOSLIT® plus Dual Turret Slitter Rewinder rated 1000 MPM. The machine ran at full speed several times a day, performing flawlessly to a rapt audience comprising the leading converters in the country and overseas. ROBOSLIT® is the registered trademark for the series of dual turret slitters manufactured by SP Ultraflex and at the time of going to press, 18 slitters from this series have been installed. The ROBOSLIT® plus Dual Turret Slitter Rewinder is an upgraded version of the regular ROBOSLI

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Uflex manufactures first Glitter Printing Rotogravure Cylinder in India

2018-03-05 By Press Release, NEW DELHI

Noida, 05 March 2018: There has been a recent addition in the list of very many firsts that Uflex has introduced in the flexible packaging industry.

Uflex is the first Indian company to manufacture Glitter Printing Rotogravure Cylinder on its state-of-the-art direct laser engraving line. Pigments of glitter inks are substantially bigger in size as compared to conventional gravure inks therefore rotogravure printing on substrates using glitter inks has always been a challenge for convertors.

Talking about the newly developed glitter printing rotogravure c

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HP Introduces the World’s Most Advanced Digital Labels and Packaging Portfolio

2018-02-22 By Press Release,

HP Inc. expanded its labels and packaging portfolio with solutions to drive the printing and converting toward more flexible, productive and profitable digital printing of any application. New solutions include the HP Indigo 6900 Digital Press for labels and packaging and HP PageWide C500 Press for mainstream corrugated production.

“The expansion follows the largest packaging deal ever for HP Indigo with ePac. Our customers are growing fast across all segments and are experiencing massive success. They are leveraging HP technology to innovate and deliver on brands’

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South India Paper Mills achieves a world production record with its BOBST FFG 8.20 DISCOVERY flexo folder-gluer

2018-02-25 By Press Release,

The Printing & Packaging Division of South India Paper Mills has achieved a world record for corrugated box production during a single shift with a BOBST FFG 8.20 DISCOVERY flexo folder gluer. The machine completed 106,113 corrugated boxes in eight hours on 19 September 2017, a record made even more remarkable because this involved five separate jobs which had to be set up and changed.

“The average of 13,264 boxes per hour includes the set-up and cleaning time during the shift,” says Mr Pratik Patel, Manager – Marketing and Product Development at SIPM Printin

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Michelman Opens its Innovation Centre in Mumbai.

2018-02-12 By Associate Editor, MUMBAI

Keeping in mind the growth opportunity and need for innovation in India`s Flexible packaging market. Michelman inaugurated its state-of-the-art Innovation Centre in Mumbai on 31 January 2018. The opening of the Michelman`s Innovation Centre for coatings (MICC) was marked by the presence of Steven J Shifman, President and CEO Michelman and Edgard D Kagan, US consul general in the bustling city of Andheri.


Shifman stated, “The Indian Government is interested in taking waste out of the packaging, promoting less toxic materials and encouraging environmentally fr

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Arshad Electronics launches FLUXOMATIC PLASMATREATER at PlastIndia 2018

2018-02-22 By Associate Editor, Ahmedabad

At Stall H6C2 in Hall No.6, the regular participates Arshad Electronics had displayed its newly launched FLUXOMATIC PLASMATREATER. The special feature of the technology is that it is been licenced and certified by INSTITUTE OF PLASMA RESEARCH, Gandhinagar. Arshad Electronics are pioneers in Corona Discharge Treaters and Induction Cap Sealers since 1971 and have more than 10000 Installations all over the world. They have also introduced the Plasma Systems for Plastics and Textile Applications.


Talking to us, Mr.Aslam Moolji, MD of Arshad Electronics said, “Pl

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Erhardt-Leimer (E+L) achieves success with inspection system

2018-02-15 By Associate Editor, Ahmedabad


At the Erhardt-leimer (E+L) group stand at PlastIndia 2018, we met Seshahri Rajaram, Managing Director, who is part of E+L, since its inception. Rajaram is a mechanical engineer from IIT Madras and did management from IIM Ahmedabad. Over the period of 40 years, he has witnessed the growth of company from 30 lacs to 100 crores turnover. E+L produces specialised web controls and automation system for paper converting and flexible packaging machinery. Apart from that, E+L has a licence agreement with soft tell to manufacture Corona treatment system, which is one of the critica

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Multigraph notices a growth in CI flexo

2018-02-19 By Associate Editor, Ahmedabad


At Plastindia, we met Pradeep Shah of Multigraph Machinery. Multigraph has tied up with Printograph, Kohli industries and Multitec to market their products in India and abroad. So far, Multigraph has sold 5 presses of Multitec, 25 of Kohli industries and 20 presses of Printograph. “Our first launch was CI flexo with manugraph and this is a stepping stone as CI flexo was made in India with the help of expertise from Carraro. We have sold the first machine in Roorkee and currently it is under installation. Earlier, the press was imported from Italy, but now it is fabric

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Exzone Solutions displayed Honeywell make Solvent measuring and heat recirculation systems at Plastindia 2018

2018-02-21 By Associate Editor, Ahmedabad

Exzone solutions specialises in providing energy conservation solutions to the flexible packaging industry. During Plastindia, they showcased technology that results in fuel savings in the printing and lamination process.

Jayesh Pathare, Application Head- Flexible Packaging at Exzone Solutions explained how their solutions help to bring down the fuel consumption required to generate heat for the drying process. It measures the LEL level and recycles heat energy by re-circulating solvent laden air in a safe manner. The payback for such a system typically ranges between 12 and15 mon

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KYMC made its presence in Plastindia 2018

2018-02-20 By Associate Editor, Ahmedabad

Kuen Yuh Machinery Engineering Company Ltd., (KYMC) based in Taiwan is a 50 year old company and has successfully installed 25 High-performance Flexo presses in India. KYMC manufactures a complete range of Flexo Presses including C.I Flexo Presses, In-Line Flexo Presses and Stack-type Flexo presses. KYMC is headed by Kunal Mehta who is supported by a cogent technical support team located strategically across India for prompt and complete assistance to their customers. Talking to us, more about KYMC, Mehta said, “Our machines are operating in India for the widest printi

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Flexibiz ERP received immense footfall at Plastindia 2018

2018-02-18 By Associate Editor, Ahmedabad

A Noida-based Kiran Consultants provide ERP and CRM for efficient management of marketing and production activities for promotional material and label industries. “The days of running standalone financial and accounting packages are gone. Implementing ERP has become a requisite if you want to stay in the competition. A good solution can help a company grow and earn better profits, “ said, Gaurav Bansal of Kiran Consultants.


At Stall C9, Kiran Consultant’s stand witnessed immense footfall throughout the exhibition days. The company also closed a p

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Regal Creative Products Installs 10 Colour Taiyo Flexo Press

2018-02-01 By Associate Editor, NEW DELHI



TAIYO KIKAI LTD together with Standard Printers Providers (Mumbai) installed 10-Colour Servo Driven U.V. Flexo Press in M/s Regal Creative Products Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi. The press is being installed by the professional engineers of TAIYO.


Regal Creative has been set up by Mr. K.K. Bajaj an entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in the Printing and Packaging Industry. A pioneer in tin printing since 1994 Mr Bajaj specialized in quality printing of tin show boards, metal decorative sheets for various manufacturers of metal co

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Valence – the first Indian company to manufacture ex proof static charge eliminators - ATEX certified

2018-02-19 By Press Release, MUMBAI

Valence Electrons Private Limited – an A.T.E. group company headquartered in Bengaluru is a leader in providing world class solutions for managing static electricity, ink handling, surface cleaning, and heat recovery in various industrial applications. Valence is involved in design, manufacturing, marketing, sales and support of various products and serve customers from various countries across the world with innovative products and solutions. Presently, Valence offers a wide range of products and solutions to a plethora of industries such as flexible packaging, printing, textiles, pl

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A.T.E. presents its proven solutions at PlastIndia 2018

2018-02-16 By Press Release, Ahmedabad


At PlastIndia 2018 A.T.E. presented its full spectrum of printing and converting industry solutions. The products included ATEX certified static charge eliminators, static charging systems, online static monitoring, ink circulating and conditioning systems, waste heat recovery systems, register control systems, vision / defect detection systems, and plant conditioning / ventilation systems. Ashok Sethuram, Director, Valence Electrons, an A.T.E. group company and Anand Mehta, Vice President and Head – Print and Packaging Equipment (Operations) A.T.E., were present for

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Labelexpo Southeast Asia opens registration for visitors

2018-02-14 By Press Release, Bangkok, Thailand.

Trade visitors can now register online for Labelexpo Southeast Asia 2018. Focused entirely on label and package printing, the show makes its debut as it runs 10 – 12 May at BITEC in Bangkok, Thailand.

Aimed at printers/converters, brand owners, label and packaging technicians, buyers and design specialists, the event expects visitors to attend from across Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore, the Philippines, Japan, South Korea and Australasia. Supported by the Thai Screen Printing & Graphic Imaging Association (TSGA) and the Department of Industrial Prom

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Cosmo Films Commissions a New CPP line and a Metalizer

2018-02-07 By Press Release, NEW DELHI

New Delhi, Feb 2nd, 2018– Cosmo Films, a global leader in films for packaging, lamination and labeling applications has announced commissioning of its second Cast Polypropylene (CPP) Line and fourth metalizer, both having annual capacity of 7500 MT.  With installation of these new lines, the company's annual CPP films capacity will go from 1800 MT to 9300 MT and the metalized films will increase from 15000 MT to 22,500 MT.


These new lines have been commissioned at company's existing facility at Karjan, near Vadodara, India which already houses B

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Shilp Gravure First in India to Adopt KODAK FLEXCEL NX 5080 System

2018-02-03 By Press Release, MUMBAI

Mumbai, India, February 03, 2018 –  Shilp Gravure, one of Asia’s largest gravure cylinder makers, has become the first shop in India to adopt the KODAK FLEXCEL NX Wide 50x80 System. The investment in Kodak’s FLEXCEL NX technology underpins Shilp Gravure’s strategy and confidence in the system to help grow its flexography business.

Gajanan Bhavsar, Marketing Director at Shilp Gravures, explains how the company chose to invest in their new flexo plate-making setup; “The market and our customers demand higher levels of productivity and improved ou

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Flex Films launches all new High Barrier Metallized Polyester Film

2018-02-02 By Press Release, Elizabethtown, KY, USA

Elizabethtown, KY, USA: 02 February 2018: Metallized Polyester Films are increasing in popularity for imparting high barrier properties to laminated flexible packaging structures. However, it has been often experienced that poor adhesion of metal with the base polyester film can result in laminate failure, thereby decreasing product performance.

There has been an increasing demand for cost-effective films with high metal adhesion for superior barrier applications in harsh environments. However, the solutions that are currently available in the market are limited and cost

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Michelman Innovation Centre for Coatings is creating the Future of Packaging in India

2018-02-01 By Associate Editor, MUMBAI

Michelman opens of its new packaging incubator, the Michelman Innovation Centre for Coatings (MICC), at its facilities in central Mumbai. The Centre is designed to allow all members of the packaging value chain to participate in the design and production of sustainable packaging.

Backed by over 70 years of water-based coating expertise, and outfitted with new state-of-the-art equipment, the MICC is strategically designed for fast & efficient development of sustainable packaging solutions. Shailesh Nema, Michelman India’s Country Manager and Director explains &ldq

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Opportunities, challenges, and celebrations

2018-02-01 By Press Release, Netherlands

This year’s calendar of events and supporting activities offered by the international association for the label and sleeve markets, FINAT, is a full one. It reflects, and addresses, the complex and ever-changing opportunities and challenges in the overall world of packaging today for the benefit of the FINAT membership which, in itself, is a diverse web of companies, from raw material suppliers through inks, printing and application machinery, to converters and contract packers.

Tackling the technical challenges

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Avery Dennison launches its Intelligent Label Technology @ NRF Expo in USA

2018-01-18 By Press Release, New York

At the ongoing 2018 National Retail Federation’s (NRF) Annual Convention and Expo (14-16 Jan’18) in New York, USA, Avery Dennison Corporation is presenting its latest label technology solutions through ‘Changing the Game with Intelligent Labeling Solutions,’ providing a compelling view of “how RFID is used across retail verticals, as well as the company’s vision for the future.” Leveraging its expertise in digital solutions for the retail industry, the company is also launching its Dynamic Window Display Advertising System at the NRF Expo.

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Siegwerk expands its presence in Latin America by acquiring Brazilian ink manufacturer Tupahue Tintas

2018-01-17 By Press Release, America

With the acquisition of Tupahue Tintas, one of the leading provider of inks, varnishes and solvents for flexo and gravure printing, Siegwerk further strengthens its local footprint in the LATAM region.

Siegwerk Druckfarben AG & Co. KGaA, one of the leading international suppliers of printing inks for packaging applications and labels, has signed a contract to purchase family-owned Tupahue Tintas, one of the Brazilian market leader for flexo and gravure printing inks and varnishes located in Diadema (São Paulo). With this acquisition, Siegwerk expands its presence in the

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Patanjali to invest Rs.671 cr in Chhattisgarh to build food processing unit

2018-01-01 By Press Release, Chhattisgarh

Patanjali will manufacture and process honey, amla juice, aloe vera juice, tomato ketchup, frozen vegetables, rice and pulses in the proposed Chhattisgarh facility

Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurved Limited (PAL), country’s fastest growing FMCG company, will invest Rs.671 crore in Chhattisgarh for setting up food and herbal processing unit.

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LMAI: Extending membership to interiors of India!

2017-12-10 By Press Release, Chandigarh

On 9th of December 2017, Label Manufacturers Association of India (LMAI) conducted a “Technical workshop and networking session” at hotel The Lalit, Chandigarh. It was a very successful event attended by almost 100 delegates giving credibility to LMAI’s efforts to extend its membership to smaller towns that are now attracting investment in production of labels. The event besides delivering knowledge provided opportunity to printers to join the mainstream association with a platform to interact and network with their peers in the industry. The event was sponsored by Avery D

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B&R integrates vision into machine automation

2018-01-13 By Press Release, Eggelsberg, Austria


Automation specialist introduces image processing solution

B&R makes machine vision an integral element of the automation ecosystem. At this year's SPS IPC Drives, B&R introduced the world's first image processing solution to be seamlessly incorporated in the automation system. The solution comprises cameras, software and lighting accessories.

At the heart of the solution is a broad selection of intelligent camera technology. Options at the lower end will replace simple machine vision sensors, while the top of the range will harness the f

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BOBST platform of compact laminating machines

2018-01-12 By Press Release, GERMANY



For converting companies it is a pre-requisite that their laminator is equipped with the kind of technological features and functions that contribute substantially to improving profitability through highest machine productivity and highest output quality which provide specific customer benefits in each of the various market segments of the flexible materials converting industry. This means that the equipment, under any operating circumstances, must provide for the given applications the kind of functional, operator-oriented, waste saving and eco-friendly, t

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Plastindia unveils world's largest T shirt manufactured from PET waste bottles

2018-01-05 By Associate Editor, MUMBAI

Measuring 97.5 metres in height and 70.08 in width the plastic garment creates Guinness World Record. Intrestingly, it was made from recycled plastic waste polyethylene terephthalate bottles

Plastindia Foundation, the apex body of plastics industry in India took the responsibility of the effort, said it took up the initiative to create awareness of the need to manage plastics waste and recycle them more efficiently.

Later, the fabric from the T-shirt will be used to create 10,000 T-shirts and will be distributed to children from the weaker sections of society.


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Kanan Graphics announces tie-up with MacDermind

2018-01-07 By Associate Editor, MUMBAI

With an aim of expanding product portfolio, Kanan Graphics announces its association with USA-based MacDermid. They are appointed as an official distributor for MacDermind Narrow-web and corrugation flexo plates range for western India.


Besides the announcement, Kanan also displayed whole range of printing consumables for labels and offset industry. Mr.Chetan Shah,  managing director, Kanan Graphics, said “For offset and flexo printing, we are offering UV inks and varnishes for Toyo Inks Arets and we are one of the top sellers of the same in India. Rece

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Konica Minolta- The Crowd Puller at PAMEX

2017-12-21 By Associate Editor, MUMBAI

A global leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies - Konica Minolta Business Solutions India showcased Bizhub and Accurio Press series at PAMEX 2017 exhibition.

The four-day exhibition served as a key platform for Konica Minolta to demonstrate its next-generation digital printing solutions, tailored for end to end requirements of printing businesses in the country. The Company highlighted its flagship products Accurio Press series C6100/C6085 for the first time in India at PAMEX 2017.

We at ‘Labels Flexibles & More’ spoke to t

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Low-maintenance TURBOCLEAN ADVANCED E continues success of system family

2017-12-22 By Press Release, Lengerich, Deutschland


With the new inking and wash-up system TURBOCLEAN, Windmöller & Hölscher has already set a new standard in the market. According to the specialist for machines for the manufacturing of flexible packaging, more than 1,000 systems have now been integrated in central cylinder machines. In 2016, W&H supplemented the system with a new variant: TURBOCLEAN ADVANCED E with low-maintenance electric pumps. Around 50 TURBOCLEAN ADVANCED E units have been sold since the Drupa 2016, which is further proof of the high interest in the market for this futureorient

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Consul Neowatt awarded - No.1 Indian UPS Manufacturer of the Year at SDAwards 2017

2017-12-22 By Press Release, Chennai

CHENNAI, 12th December, 2017: Consul Neowatt, the Global Indian UPS company today announced that it has been awarded as the No 1 Indian UPS Manufacturer at the SD Awards 2017 (SD Awards is the only awards for the UPS industry in India). The 25th edition of SD Awards was organized in Bangalore by Soft Disk, celebrating the UPS and Solar Day on December 9th 2017.

Winning the No 1 Indian UPS Manufacturer award is a testimony to the giant strides that the company has taken over the last few years in expanding their UPS product range. The company today offers the most c

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2017-12-22 By Press Release, Ahmedabad

Ms. Mamta Oza, the Chief Marketing & Exhibitions Manager – Plastindia Foundation, was the flag bearer from India, representing India as a country and showcasing PLASTINDIA 2018 at ROSMOULD - ROSPLAST 2017 - the 3-day conference cum exhibition held at Moscow from 20th to 22nd June 2017.


The 12th edition of the international exhibition ROSMOULD : ‘Moulds-Die Moulds-Stamps’ and the 8th edition of the international exhibition ROSPLAST: ‘Plastic-Equipment-Items’ is a joint exposition of the  two projects, which allows representati

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Konica Minolta Steals the Show At PAMEX 2017 With its Next Generation Digital Printing Solutions

2017-12-22 By Press Release, MUMBAI

Konica Minolta Business Solutions India Pvt.Ltd, a global leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies witnessed a significant response from printing businesses, showcasing its industry-leading Bizhub and Accurio Press series at PAMEX 2017 exhibition.

The four-day exhibition served as a key platform for Konica Minolta to demonstrate its next-generation digital printing solutions, tailored for end to end requirements of printing businesses in the country.

The exhibition garnered a slow but encouraging response in the first half and the nu

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Konica Minolta To Showcase Its Latest Bizhub and Accurio Press Series Solutions At PAMEX 2017

2017-12-14 By press release, Mumbai

The state of the art printing solutions to be showcased include- Accurio Press C6100, Accurio Press C2060, Bizhub Press c71HC, Bizhub Pro 1100, KIP 770 and Industrial Printer (MGI Jet Varnish 3DS &iFoil-S)


Konica Minolta Business Solutions, a global leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies is all set to showcase the new editions in its industry leading Bizhub and Accurio Press series at PAMEX 2017 exhibition, which will be held at Bombay Exhibition Centre in the city of Mumbai from18 December to

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Overwhelming response from the Industry : 100+ Exhibitors have confirmed in 14th PRINTPACK INDIA

2017-11-27 By press release, New Delhi


Indian Printing Packaging & Allied Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (IPAMA) has received more than one hundred confirmed bookings of space for participation in the forthcoming PRINTPACK INDIA 2019 exhibition, slated to be held from February 01-06, 2017 at India Expo Centre, Greater Noida. Simultaneously, a very large number of enquiries are being received relating to booking of space. It may be stated that IPAMA is providing early bird discount to the exhibitors. The participants can book their space by paying a nominal amount of Rs. 25,000/- for claiming ea

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Clariant puts market needs first at ChinaCoat 2017

2017-11-02 By press release, Switzerland


Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, prioritizes sustainability and innovation to support the diversified needs and fast-changing demands of the coatings sector in its latest products and solutions set for ChinaCoat 2017.

Market-firsts, renewable ingredients, trend-capturing insights and colors, plus opportunities to simplify production, and improve the handling, application, protective functions and aesthetics of paints and coatings, live up to high industry expectations for decorative, automotive, industrial and wood applications.


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SP Utraflex: From Evolution to Revolution

2017-11-14 By Associate Editor, Mumbai



During the course of the last 3 decades, SP Ultraflex Systems Pvt Ltd has played a key role at every stage of the evolution of converting slitters for the flexible packaging industry In India. A keen ear for customer feedback, accompanied by astructured mechanism for feeding this information back to design and a culture of constant innovation has always kept SP Ultraflex several steps ahead of the times. This was the underlying theme as Biku Kohli of SP Ultraflex delivered his presentation during the recent 6th Specialty Films and Flexible Packaging Confere

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‘We address customer needs through Innovation’- says Dr. Andy Kannurpatti, DuPont Global Product & Strategy Manager

2017-11-10 By Associate Editor,

DuPont Advanced Printing offers a vast array of products; DuPont™ Cyrel® flexographic plates and systems constitute one of the solutions to address customers’ need for speed, productivity, quality and sustainability. The company offers a range of customer support services & training, as well as application support, on an ongoing basis to help optimize equipment performance and achieve high quality printing results.

Enquiring about the strategy of the company, we at ‘Labels Flexibles & More’ spoke to Dr. Andy Kannurpatti, Global Product &

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Windmöller & Hölscher – 500th Miraflex sold

2017-11-02 By press release, Germany

October 16, 2017

GERMANY • The 500th machine of the Miraflex series of CI flexo printing presses has been purchased by the Pakistani packaging manufacturer Packages Limited.

The new generation Miraflex II, first introduced at drupe 2016, will be delivered to Lahore in October with start of production planned for December 2017.

Packages Limited was founded in 1956 as a joint-venture between the Ali Group of Pakistan and Akerlund & Rausing of Sweden and is the largest manufacturer of flexible packaging in Pakistan. In addition to th

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PAMEX Welcomes Japan Printing Machinery Association (JPMA) On Board!!

2017-10-03 By press release, Mumbai

Makoto Nishioka from Japan Printing Machinery Association (JPMA) recently visited the Print-Packaging (P) Ltd office at Noida and confirmed its participation at PAMEX 2017 happening from 18 – 21 December at Mumbai.

The JPMA consists of 105 members, mainly the manufacturers and vendors of printing machinery, bookbinding machinery, paper converting machinery and its peripheral equipment.

During his visit, Makoto Nishioka said, “I’m very optimistic about our (JPMA’s) alliance with All India Master Printer’s Association (AIFMP) and strongly beli

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Konica Minolta Showcases Its Future Ready Production Printing Line-up in Major Cities of India

2017-09-25 By PR, New Delhi


September 25, 2017, New Delhi : Konica Minolta Business Solutions, a global leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies showcased its state of the art production printing solutions across major urban centres including Cochin, Delhi, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Mumbai.

The customer meet received an overwhelming response from the attendees wherein more than 100 customers in each city were briefed about the benefits of Konica Minolta’s cutting edge production printing solutions.

The aim of the customer meet was to strengthen customer connect

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Quantifying digital label print in Europe: FINAT releases Digital Label Market Study

2017-09-18 By press release, EUROPE

Digital print technology has brought considerable change to label converting, as it has to all other print arenas. The international label industry association, FINAT, which mentors the complex supply chain that a ‘label’ represents today, recently decided that the time had come to establish some real metrics. As a result, the way in which digital print has manifested itself in the European label industry has now been profiled through an in-depth study of current status, anticipated market sizing and growth to 2022, converter benchmark data, and production trends. The results ar

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Avery Dennison Opens Innovation and Knowledge Center

2017-08-31 By PR, Pune

PUNE, INDIA, August 31, 2017 – Global labeling and packaging materials manufacturer Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE:AVY) officially announced the opening of their Innovation and Knowledge Center in Pune to support customers, partners and employees across South Asia Pacific and Sub Saharan Africa (SAPSSA).

“The Avery Dennison Innovation and Knowledge Center is made up of two key centers. The Knowledge Center, in collaboration with our industry partners, is an end-to-end training facility across both conventional and digital platforms,” says Darre

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Daetwyler Acquires Rotoflex Group

2017-08-06 By press release, Switzerland


Daetwyler Global Tec Holding has acquired the Rotoflex Group. The Rotoflex Group specializes in the development and production of high quality gravure printing and flexographic printing inks, as well as coatings for flexible packaging foils. Rotoflex operates a production location in Grenchen, Switzerland and a sales company in Moscow, Russia. The company was founded in 1975 and employs approximately 70 staff members.
Rotoflex can benefit from the global network of the Daetwyler Group and its know-how in the printing industry. The merger creates new s

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Veepee Graphics leverages Esko’s Flexo Suite and Kongsberg X20

2017-11-02 By press release, Bengaluru, India

A flexo trade house that saves money and wins awards for its customers

November 2 2017 – Bengaluru-based Veepee Graphics is a leading flexo trade shop providing high quality pre-press and digitally imaged flexographic plates to the major printers and converters in the label, flexible packaging and corrugated segments. A loyal user of Esko pre-press solutions such as PackEdge, FlexRip and Plato and a pair of CDI imagers, Veepee achieved Esko Full HD Flexo certification on the CDI 4260 imager in 2012. More recently, Veepee invested in Esko’s Dig

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Scaling up with Esko’s ArtPro and Automation Engine

2017-10-04 By PR, Mumbai

Skanem Interlabels automates prepress across its three plants in India

Skanem Interlabels India, is part of the Skanem Group. With their HQ in Norway, Skanem Group has been in business for over 110 years and has 13 production sites across 9 countries. As part of the Group’s strategy of digitalisation, Skanem Interlabels India has upgraded its prepress with Esko’s ArtPro and Esko’s Automation Engine software at the Vasai plant which has a fleet of flexo, letterpress and digital presses. It also extends prepress support to the Baddi plant in North India and

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Cosmo Films offers a comprehensive range of overwrap films

2017-09-28 By PR, New Delhi

DELHI, 28th Sep, 2017– Cosmo Films, a global leader in films for packaging, labeling and lamination applications now offers a comprehensive range of overwrap films which include high shrink tight wrap, medium shrink, general overwrap and cable overwrap films.


The overwrap films offered are untreated both side heat sealable BOPP based films which not only offer protection to products packed inside due to their moisture barrier property but also enhance the pack optics because of their transparency, clarity and wrinkle free appearance. The high shrink tight wr

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Azure Press transforms short run production with Kongsberg

2017-09-27 By PR, New Delhi

India’s first Kongsberg X24 cutting table equipped with MultiCut-HP head supports flexible production


Innovative Bahadurgarh commercial print, packaging and sign & display converting specialist Azure Press Pvt. Ltd., chose to
invest in India’s first Esko Kongsberg X24 digital cutting table with MultiCutHP to transform its short run production.


“We now entirely rely on the Kongsberg X24 digital cutting table for short-run production. It’s not just a sample-making table but also a production machine for s

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“TubeScan Ideal for Indian Flexo Printers” – Says Martin Betting -Director of Business Development at BST eltromat International

2017-09-08 By Associate Editor, Agra

Low on cost and high on performance, TubeScan Digital and TubeScan Eagle View provides considerably high process reliability. The system detects defects even during the printing stage and that is the reason it is highly recommended for all kinds of narrow web applications such as, press, slitter or re-winder.


We at 'Labels Flexibles & More' interviewed Mr.Martin Betting, Director of Business Development at BST eltromat International in the LMAI conference in Agra. Speaking about his contribution in BSTe, he said, “BSTe is a mid-s

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Toray Presents Environmentally Friendly ‘Waterless Plates’

2017-09-08 By Associate Editor, Agra

Ink – Water balance is one of the most critical aspects of conventional “wet” offset printing. Ink and dampening solution are deployed to reproduce an image on press. Managing these twofluids, with completely different inherent propertieson the printing press is a fairly complex process, making the press operators job quite difficult.

Waterless printing is an alternative printing process for offset presses. The key to waterless printing is a plate that uses an ink-resistant silicone coating and eliminates the need for dampening solution. Waterless

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PackPlus Creates New Landmarks, Yet Again!

2017-08-30 By PR, New Delhi


The Indian packaging, processing and supply chain industries had a very positive beginning of August this
year. PackPlus 2017, which happened from 3rd to 6th of the month, provided a global business and
networking platform to the 350+ participating companies and hosted 80+ product launches, 200+
running machines and several other attractions. The show was held at the popular venue of Pragati
Maidan, New Delhi.

A spectacular number of 16521 unique business oriented audience visited over the four days which

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The LMAI conference titled ‘Innovation Simplified’

2017-09-05 By Associate Editor, Agra


The fourth biennial conference of the Label Manufacturers Association of India (LMAI), titled Innovation Simplified, was held at Jaypee Palace Hotel and Convention Centre, Agra, from 20 to 23 July 2017.

More than 550 delegates from across the globe attended the event. The show hosted more than 20 presentations from different companies that helped flexo printers gain knowledge and understanding of technologies.

Expressing gratitude, LMAI president Sandeep Zaveri, said in his welcome note, “two years ago when I was chosen to be a President of LMAI, I

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Trends in UV Technology and advent of process-free pre-press for UV print environments

2017-08-22 By press release, Mumbai

With all the buzz around digital printing over the last decade or so, it’s easy to miss the fact that during that same time span there have been some big changes for offset printing.  Approximately 97% of printed pages come from offset presses, with only 3% printed digitally,so any changes to offset technology have the potential to make a big impact both for individual printers and for the industry as a whole.


Arguably, the most noticeable change in offset printing technology has been the trend toward UV curable inks. UV technology has been used in the

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Max Speciality Films Appoints Ramneek Jain as New CEO

2017-08-23 By press release, New Delhi

Max Speciality Films Limited (MSFL) today announced the appointment of Ramneek Jain as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MSFL with effect from 11th July 2017. Ramneek is a seasoned business leader with over 23 years of rich experience across manufacturing organizations in India and US.

Mr. Jain joins MSF after a 12-year stint at Anand Group, where he last held the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer at Spicer India Limited, a subsidiary of the Anand Group. In this role, he managed company-wide operations and led an intensive cost restructuring exercis

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Messe Frankfurt India announces acquisition of Screen Print India reinforcing its leading position in print segment

2017-08-07 By PR, Mumbai

In another defining acquisition to strengthen its presence in the country, Messe Frankfurt India Trade Fair Pvt Ltd, the Indian subsidiary of one of the world’s leading trade show organisers, Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH, announced that it has acquired the rights of Screen Print India.

Having made its debut in 1994, Screen Print India exhibition is held biennially in Mumbai since its inception and has grown wider in scope covering not just screen printing but textile printing and digital printing. Previously owned and managed by Aditya Expositions Pvt Ltd, the acquisition

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Delhi signage and display firm installs first multifunction cutting table in India

2017-07-17 By PR, New Delhi

Colour Mate Digital adds 3.2-meter Esko Kongsberg C60 for efficiency and diversification

Delhi-based signage and display firm Colour Mate Digital installed the Esko Kongsberg C60 3.2-meter digital cutting table in April 2017. They are the first customer in India to purchase this wide Kongsberg multifunctional digital finishing table for signage, display graphics and packaging applications.

Colour Mate needed more speed and support for their diversification strategy into packaging applications, and the Kongsberg table was an ideal solution.

Colour Mate Digital p

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Uflex solves pistachio problem with new gusset pouch

2017-07-07 By Uflex,

Alrifai, the Lebanese dry fruit specialist approached Uflex to solve its peculiar pistachio pack problem.


The pistachios that the brand was selling in pouches manufactured by a European converter were turning rancid much before the expiry date. This resulted in market recall of the product.

The R&D team at Uflex delved deeper into the issue and diagnosed the root-cause. Pistachios apart from being hard have extremely sharp edges that rupture the inner layers of packaging thereby disintegrating the barrier. This results in the rancidity of the expensi

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Bosch Packaging Technology launches new pharma filling machine

2017-07-07 By PR,

Bosch Packaging Technology has launched the ALF 5000 filling and closing machine.

Designed for safe and reliable processing of various container types, ampoules, vials or both container types can be used on the machine, and pharmaceutical manufacturers can choose between three different versions.

The vial-only version features 100% in-process control (IPC), which ensures accurate filling volumes at all times.

The ALF 5000 also offers a wide range of filling systems: The platform can be equipped with all established filling systems such as peristaltic pump or ti

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Bobst Italia makes an impact at gravure innovation event

2017-07-07 By PR, Switzerland

Stirring and dynamic were the words buzzing through the two days dedicated to the gravure innovation event “Extending the scope, new technologies for gravure” held on 11th and 12th May 2017 at Bobst Italia, in San Giorgio Monferrato, Italy. Indeed the company put together an exciting and dramatic programme to demonstrate its advantage in leading innovation through constant evolution of its product range.


“We had great information to share and created a spectacular show to tell our story” explains Michele Vitiello, Head of Gravure & Lami

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Heart of Flexo printing –Anilox cleaning

2017-07-03 By press release, Denmark


The anilox roller is the very heart of the flexographic printing.  If all other prepress conditions are perfect, but the anilox roller is not clean, you cannot produce consistent colour and print quality.  Keeping your anilox rollers clean after each job, ensures the printer’s ability to produce repeat print jobs with consistent colour and print quality in minutes rather than hours.


As the lines on the anilox are getting finer and finer, the need for quality cleaning is getting larger and larger; otherwise quality printin

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Esko awarded with two EDP Awards for technological innovation

2017-06-07 By ESKO, Ghent, Belgium

Esko’s industry leading technology and its positive impact on today’s demanding print production environment has been recognized with two EDP awards. Both were presented to Bruno Vermeulen, EMEA Marketing Director at Esko, at the EDP Award Ceremony held at FESPA, Hamburg.

Two Esko solutions: Esko’s ArtiosCAD and Esko Automated Quality Assurance were awarded among 31 winners chosen from more than 150 entries.

The EDP Association aims to better assist the technology-appliers to find the right solution for their applications. As explains Klaus-Peter Nicola

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Label Summit Latin America 2017 closes Chilean edition

2017-06-07 By Associate Editor,

The 14th edition of Label Summit Latin America attracted 815 attendees as it closed in Santiago’s Espacio Riesco. The two-day event’s combination of informative panel discussions and technical and practical presentations proved popular, with a higher than expected number of delegates from the region’s south attending.

Held in Chile for the first time, the Summit’s agenda addressed a number of topics including market trends and challenges, the application of new technologies and aspects of the wine labeling industry. It opened with a keynote presentation by

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Prof. Kamal Chopra, President, AIFMP nominated as Member Development Council for Pulp, Paper & Allied Industries

2017-06-07 By press release,

Prof. Kamal Chopra, President, AIFMP nominated as Member Development Council for Pulp, Paper & Allied Industries

The Government of India, Ministry of Commerce & Industry (Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion) have established a Development Council for Pulp, Paper & Allied Industries vide Gazette Notification No. S.O 1415 (E) dated 4th May 2017 for a period of two year w.e.f. 5th May 2017. The Council meets periodically to discuss issues concerning interests and development of Pulp, Paper & Allied Industries.

Prof Kamal Chopra, Pr

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Finally …. a plastic-free blister pack

2017-05-29 By PR,

One of the world’s most widely used forms of packaging – the blister pack – can now be made totally in paperboard. Two major benefits are reduced environmental impact and less consumer rage and self-injury. Blister packs are made to hang on a holder in the retail store and often consist of a paperboard backing plus a moulded transparent plastic front section to display the product to the consumer. The Norwegian converter Moltzaus’s ingeniously designed Cefapac improves both the pack’s environmental performance and its openability, and has already won awards.? Read More

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen and Steinemann Technology agree to cooperate on marketing print finishing systems

2017-05-29 By PR, Switzerland

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg), a leading supplier of equipment, services and consumables for the global printing industry, and Steinemann Technology AG, a global supplier of digital and conventional print finishing systems based in St. Gallen, Switzerland, have signed a marketing cooperation agreement. Under the agreement, Heidelberg is to take over lead management for Steinemann’s entire portfolio of print finishing systems in a number of markets, including Germany, France, India, Japan and the USA.

Steinemann’s modular range of print finishing systems c

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GEW releases ultra-wide UV video

2017-05-26 By PR, Germany

GEW has released a new video to illustrate how wide-web converters can benefit from GEW’s fully air-cooled NUVA2 UV systems. The NUVA2 lamphead is available in widths of up to 2.50m and boasts particularly fast switch-on and cool-down cycles achieving considerable electricity and time savings. It addresses the specific requirements of converters who need to coat substrates in extreme widths.

Likora GmbH in Germany upgraded the final varnishing station on one of their gravure printing lines with the new UV-curing system replacing an older system. To this purpose they integrat

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FESPA Announces Dates for 2018 Global Print Expo, Berlin, Germany

2017-05-25 By PR, Germany

FESPA announces that its FESPA 2018 global print expo, will take place over four days from Tuesday 15 to Friday 18 May 2018 at Messe Berlin, Germany.

The next global print expo is expected to cover nine halls of the Berlin Messe showcasing screen, digital and textile printing solutions. FESPA 2018 will again be co-located with European Sign Expo for non-printed visual communication solutions.

Roz Guarnori, (née McGuinness) Divisional Director, FESPA, comments: “We always consult with our exhibitors on the location of our shows and Berlin was one of the favou

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PRATI launches FUTURA technology

2017-04-24 By PR,


PRATI  is released a brand new technology named FUTURA at Gulf Print & Pack as it exhibits with distributor Printech Middle East. Launched on the highly successful Saturn OMNIA slitter rewinder, the new concept enables converters to immediately upgrade and adapt their equipment to keep pace with future demands.

Compared to today’s standards, this unique open-platform technology enables an unlimited number of instant upgrades to safeguard the initial investment in finishing equipment which are designed to cover a handful of market demands. The goal o

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Messe Dusseldorf India collaborates with the Indian Institute of Packaging

2017-04-28 By PR, New Delhi

Messe Düsseldorf India and the Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP) is jointly organizing 'indiapack pacprocess' where both organisers will join their expertise in the packaging, packaging materials and production sector and the related processing industry with a focus on the Indian market. The trade fair will take place from October 26-28, 2017 in Halls 8,9,10 & 11 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. pacprocess is a further development of International PackTech India, previously organized with Messe Düsseldorf until 2016.


The event,

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B&R presents intelligent conveyor technology at interpack

2017-04-28 By PR, Germany


At interpack this year's, B&R will be showcasing SuperTrak – a versatile, intelligent conveyor system that represents a key contribution to Packaging 4.0. This smart manufacturing revolution promises CPG producers unprecedented levels of OEE and reduced TCO.

SuperTrak is a new generation of robust, operator-friendly intelligent conveyor technology based on long-stator linear motors. Unlike similar systems available thus far, it offers true industrial-grade reliability and easy serviceability. Its independently-controlled shuttles allow mass productio

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Linx to demonstrate new coding and marking at Interpack 2017

2017-04-28 By PR, Germany


Linx Printing Technologies will showcase its wide variety of coding and marking equipment at Interpack.

The company will display the newly launched Linx CSL10 and CSL30. The laser coders have been developed for faster printing compared to previous models. It also offers improvements on set-up and installation.

In addition, Linx will feature the recently launched 8900 series and Linx 10 to extend the capabilities of continuous inkjet printing (CIJ). Features on the 8900 include Advanced System Monitoring, which provides a continual check of the printer&rs

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Kodak Breaks New Ground for Flexo Growth in Weatherford, Oklahoma

2017-04-27 By PR, Weatherford, Oklahoma


$15 million capital investmentmarks significant milestone in adoption of KODAK FLEXCEL NX Plates


Weatherford, Oklahoma, April 24, 2017–Kodak, one of the world’s leaders in commercial print solutions, hosted customers and community leaders at anApril 20th groundbreaking ceremony in Weatherford, Oklahoma to celebrate the expansion of its manufacturing facility in the region to accommodate a new flexo plate line for the production of KODAK FLEXCEL NX Plates. The ceremony and associated celebrations featu

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Nestlé Launches Personalised KitKat Campaign with HP Indigo Technology

2017-04-13 By PR, Europe

Hewlett-Packard has worked closely with Nestlé to print and give away more 56,000 personalised KitKat packs.

The campaign, produced by UK-based HP Indigo customer Ultimate Packaging and launched in February, is one of the latest examples of the growing trend for web-to-print personalisation in print and packaging.

With Ultimate’s web-to-print solution working in conjunction with HP Indigo digital presses, Nestlé is able to create an individual experience for its customers.

The winners get to add a photo or a ‘break phrase’ of the

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Huhtamaki unveils Adtone cup with digital content

2017-04-13 By PR, Europe

Huhtamaki Foodservice Europe-Asia-Oceania introduced Adtone, a single-use paper cup with digitalised connection.

The Adtone cup comes with a heat activated thermocromic label and a QR code with programmed link to customer’s website.

The new digitalised connection makes the single-use paper cup a perfect media for smart device centered promotional campaigns. Consumers interact with a coffee cup for several minutes at a time and pay attention on what is printed on it. Adtone cup delivers the message effectively while enhancing the customer experience with fun and rel

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Avery Dennison to unveil five new products at FESPA 2017

2017-03-30 By press release, Germany

The global manufacturer will show the new digital wrapping series, MPI 1105, together with a range of other vehicle and architectural solutions.
At FESPA 2017, from 8-12 May at the Hamburg Messe in Germany, Avery Dennison will be revealing five innovative products specifically designed to help printers generate new business opportunities.
These include 5600 LD Translucent Films, an outdoor High Opacity Film that covers existing graphics, Facade Film for building decoration, and 18 new Supreme Wrapping Film colours.
Avery Dennison senior business director Shaun Hobson&nb

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Kodak announces SONORA UV Plate availability and demonstrates latest technology

2017-03-27 By PR, Dubai

·         Kodak will be exhibiting the KODAK SONORA UV Process Free Plate at Gulf Print & Pack in stand H10 . The latest addition to the company’s process-free technology portfolio, is now available in many regions of the world. SONORA UV Plates and Kodak’s robust line-up of pre-press and digital print offerings on at the show will demonstrate how Kodak technology opens up a range of new applications to help customers expand into new markets while improving operational performance.


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2017-03-23 By Associate Editor, Pune

A renowned packaging machine manufacturing company - Nichrome India has
global presence in 45 countries. It has done over 7000+ successful installations around the globe and is undoubtedly pioneers in Vertical Form Fill Seal Machines and Aseptic Pouch Packing Systems. The company aims to become a premium global brand offering end-to-end integrated packaging solutions. We at 'Labels Flexibles & More' spoke to the Director Mrs. Mrunal Joshi and enquired about their latest development and future strategy for domestic market.
She says, Especially for Indi

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